Monday, November 28, 2011

Leadership Is Intangible

“Leadership is intangible, hard to measure, and difficult to describe. Its quality would seem to stem from many factors. But certainly they must include a measure of inherent ability to control and direct, self-confidence based on expert knowledge, initiative, loyalty, pride and sense of responsibility. Inherent ability cannot be instilled, but that which is latent or dormant can be developed. Other ingredients can be acquired. They are not easily learned. But leaders can be and are made.”

General C. B. Cates
19th Commandant of the Marine Corps

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Captain Lambert,

The General was not only a warrior, but was also a man who understood leadership, and without that factor much is lost.

Very Respectfully,