In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

 

 

Management

 

Being in Management means that you are “managed by everybody above you AND everybody below you.”

 

Leadership – Motivation versus Control

 

Sun Tzu thought that Leadership was Controlling (forcing) people to do what you want which is how he got 98 of the 100 Chinese courtesans to march in formation after beheading two of them.

 

Eisenhower realized that Leadership is Motivating people to do the things that need to be done because they want to.  His Leadership is part of the self-evident (and sacred) reason for the success of our Country.

 

I choose Motivation*

 

*Footnote: The best “example” of bad management ever given to me was from a Drill Sergeant at Army Reserve OCS at Fort Benning in 1971 who explained that more 2nd Lieutenants were getting killed in Vietnam from “fragging” than were being killed by the North Vietnamese.  (Fragging: verb - the killing or maiming of your own combat leader to prevent a dangerous or undesired mission; derived from the use of a fragmentation grenade