Leadership, Plans, and Logistics
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. (Henry Ford, 1922, in Thrive: What on Earth will It Take? at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s.)
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. (Nelson Henderson in Kindspring.org email, May 4, 2017.)
War and the strains of war seek out the flaws in somebody's character and will break them. ...
As soon as the battle starts, things start going wrong. And the leader has somehow to get control of that chaos quicker than his opponent. ("Timeline: Unfit to Lead," at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThSJKXyTLog.)
You've lost the vital ingredient of leadership. What is it? Confidence. (Timeline: Unfit to Lead" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThSJKXyTLog.)
War doesn't go to plan. If it did, both sides would win. ("Timeline: Best Laid Plans," at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CAjSAefkvA.)
By definition in war, nothing goes right. ("Timeline: Best Laid Plans," at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CAjSAefkvA.)
In the end, all plans fail. None survives the chaos of war. As Napoleon recognized, it's the man in the plan who counts.
Commentator: However good the planning and skilled the planners, it gets transformed when it meets real war. And successful commanders are the people who are able to pick up a plan in difficulty, a plan which may have looked very good, and to inject into it the human spirit which is the business of the commander and to turn that plan into a project which is really going to win the battle or win the war. ("Timeline: Best Laid Plans," at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CAjSAefkvA.)