Marine General (Ret) Mattis Leadership Video

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  1. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    Worth 16 minutes of your time. The phrase that stuck with me, roughly quoted: "Leaders must remain teachable."

    The other thought that resonated was why he stayed in the Marine Corps - not the money, and despite all the hardships - the spirit of the Marines. I think any of the veteran posters on here who stayed on AD for any length of time past their obligation and didn't regret a minute, share that same feeling.

    http://taskandpurpose.com/mattis-di...letter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tp-today
     
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    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

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    Thanks for posting this Capt MJ. Gen Mattis was a well-liked, well-respected Marine. This video is appropriate for all military leaders regardless of branch.

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  3. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    And I love that the Marine Corps does these videos.
     
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    What a treasure of insight. Thank you for sharing. I sent this to my Marine officer-in-training :)
     
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    CNN today is saying Prez (elect) Trump has decided on Gen Mattis for Sec of Defense......hope his waiver is granted ASAP.

    GO NAVY beat ARMY
     
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    Officially announced by Trump tonight during his speech in Cincinnati. It's a secret that's supposed to stay in the room though! :)
     
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    Thanks Capt MJ for the video and agree with USMCGrunt that it is applicable to all services.

    Our cadets and young men and women in the services will be in good hands under Gen. Mattis
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I'm starting to think Capt MJ is sponsored by Task and Purpose!
     
  10. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    I just find interesting stuff there; it's like the "Early Bird" in many ways, a quick digest of trending stories. I actually had the same thought, whether I was over-re-posting from the same source. Before posting, I cross-check with other sources, to see if a reputable news outlet is also carrying the story.
     
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  11. Capri120

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    a bit of a dichotomy these days :shake:
     
  12. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

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    "Reputes" come in all flavors...
     
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    :director: I heard that General Mattis is scheduled (by special request made in September ) for a Forrestal Talk on January 23rd.

    Would love to see that one!
     
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    I won't tell anyone.
     
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