Saturday, October 15, 2016

Leadership Lessons From Gen. James Mattis (Ret.) (Video)

Marine Times: Mattis talks about leadership in inspiring new video

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis is sharing his insight on leadership and knife-hands.

In an online video posted by the Marine Corps, the former leader of U.S. Central Command spends more than 16 minutes answering questions from Marines and the general public that were submitted via social media.

The most revered Marine leader since the late Chesty Puller, Mattis offers leadership lessons from his time in the Corps, talking about being ordered to halt the Marines’ initial advance into Fallujah in 2004 and what he was thinking when he talked to Marines one cold night in Afghanistan while walking the perimeter.

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1 comment:

Don Bacon said...

Mattis, 2005:
"Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."