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18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | Chairman of USA Basketball | Coauthor of "Radical Inclusion" https://t.co/iSXq6E1aI3

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“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy,… https://t.co/vBPmfUbs8AI am inspired by “Voices of Service” on America’s Got Talent. Humble, courageous, selfless, a team standing tall for their team. #Leadership
9/18
2019
“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet” (Theodore Hes… https://t.co/RQa02Tt6YC
9/17
2019
“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be” (Socrates). Leaders inspire by b… https://t.co/yfhrKHPWCW
9/16
2019
Back from China with USA Men’s Basketball. Went with two goals; accomplished one. This group of coaches and athlete… https://t.co/O349HIskL4
9/15
2019
“Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character” (Arnold Palmer). Same i… https://t.co/0VYIFzhXAdArnold Palmer born this day in 1929: “I'm not much for sitting around and talking about the past. If I can give you… https://t.co/rsUSB17MwE
9/10
2019
Montaigne: “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” Sounds simple. It’s not. So many… https://t.co/zsKoIPqr7V
9/9
2019
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people” (Virginia Woolf). The best lead… https://t.co/dWxzV0lIpS
9/7
2019
Meanwhile, National Security issues of the week: potential denial of immigration path for those who worked with us… https://t.co/y03dbzRKLo
9/6
2019
“Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure” (Altucher). Mistakes happen. Wasting… https://t.co/bFqvyk6HNS
9/5
2019
Doing good for others means paying attention to what poet William Blake calls “the minute particulars.” The small t… https://t.co/Q3HfqThp6I
9/4
2019
On this day just 75 years ago, diarist Anne Frank was put on a train to the Nazi concentration camp in Austerlitz.… https://t.co/CA31a5xQ96
9/3
2019
“Pressure is a Privilege” (Billy Jean King). True. If you are privileged to get to do something important, there wi… https://t.co/6irBsgTsyc
9/2
2019
From the Chinese playbook: “pretend inferiority and encourage arrogance” (Sun Tzu). The problem with arrogance in a… https://t.co/sERSg6M431
8/31
2019
“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage...we can't be kind, true,… https://t.co/BDRHxN8TOu
8/30
2019
“What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy… https://t.co/Hkqi6pProx
8/29
2019
“Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don't implement promises, keep them” (C. S. Lewis). Ef… https://t.co/HESzreOdmq
8/28
2019
“Be a thermostat not a thermometer” (MLK). Leaders set the climate. They choose positive or negative, collaborative… https://t.co/pUYo1d086H
8/27
2019
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and on unbeatable determination” (Tru… https://t.co/RIKyCGo5b1
8/26
2019
“You do not lead by hitting someone over the head; that’s assault not leadership” (Ike). Effective leaders are know… https://t.co/Tuu1fVpw8b
8/25
2019
“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is to end up w… https://t.co/THn4kLRtQR
8/23
2019
“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students” (Charles Kuralt). We all remember them. Same with good l… https://t.co/Eu6Py2Nhkn
8/22
2019
“Be curious not judgmental” (Whitman). Big difference. One encourages learning; the other discourages it. One helps… https://t.co/tYqlpC5qVP
8/21
2019
Melbourne with USA Basketball. These attributes define the young men representing our country: individual excellen… https://t.co/8rQvxMgr6B
8/20
2019
The most effective leaders are consistent in word and deed. Greek philosopher Demosthenes: “You cannot have a prou… https://t.co/OtEX5dFHzM
8/19
2019
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” (Maya Angelou). The best leaders… https://t.co/QceTqCSOJf
8/18
2019
A good start for those who want to be leaders: “My goal is not to be better than anyone else but to be better than… https://t.co/HK2EkOXK35
8/17
2019
“The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned” (Ike). Good leaders don’t dwell on success or failu… https://t.co/e6Ch9F1Kq9
8/16
2019
“True faith and courage are like a kite; opposing winds raise them higher.” We all face adversity. It makes some st… https://t.co/MvD9BAb6HK
8/15
2019
Remember. The “dash” is the source of our strength as a nation. Of our grit, determination, innovation, knowledge,… https://t.co/1lNJNFwp0Q
8/13
2019
“In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait” (Petit-Senn). Good leaders are self… https://t.co/DwS4rhIAKL
8/12
2019
“Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better” (Bill Bradley). That’s the point. Leadership is abou… https://t.co/N3lQjCmCps
8/11
2019
Team USA finished in Las Vegas and continuing on the road to the World Championship. Talented players eager to repr… https://t.co/Cl3nZLREvEThis day in 1874 Herbert Hoover is born. “Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as know… https://t.co/ypqYFgz09D
8/10
2019
“Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion” (Francis Bacon). Argues for honest effort, clarity, and… https://t.co/mxPnex2cwI
8/9
2019
Gordon Lightfoot’s description of fear: “does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minute… https://t.co/xrrCNDx4E4
8/6
2019
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the li… https://t.co/2sABuV8PDG
8/4
2019
“Wise men make more opportunities than they find” (Francis Bacon). To see opportunity we must listen and learn. To… https://t.co/PLur6S7gke
8/3
2019
Highest security risk factors of the week: INF expires, Ebola spreads, NK tests. Real test of our ability to manage… https://t.co/nLmcepqH37
8/2
2019
The dog days of summer. “There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it ha… https://t.co/93m8nJTLLx
8/1
2019
Meanwhile, national security challenges march on. Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Terrorism, Cyber, energy, migra… https://t.co/qvJYd03356
7/31
2019
We hear words, see actions, and feel attitude. Good leaders make sure they match. Good leaders make sure they contr… https://t.co/ZGmUhGYtvq
7/30
2019
Words matter. They can clarify or confuse, hurt or help. The difference between the right word and almost the right… https://t.co/F2PcRaSCmX
7/29
2019
New Hope, PA, reflecting on our history. Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. Eisenhower’s crossing of the Englis… https://t.co/w3JzDnZYVD
7/27
2019
“A person either hates losing enough to change or he hates changing enough to lose” (Orrin Woodward). Regret a lead… https://t.co/QXkCQf09C0
7/26
2019
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” (Albert Camus). Leaders are th… https://t.co/FY5QInb5dp
7/25
2019
Amelia Earhart Day: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” Leaders encoura… https://t.co/mLZyR1IoGJ
7/24
2019
“Distant” is sometimes a problem. “Disruptive” can be a problem. “Dismissive” is often a problem. “Disinterested” i… https://t.co/nyG6P4VvJO
7/23
2019
They say that managers do things right while leaders do the right things. More complicated than that. Harder to kno… https://t.co/ZWOZckSfYT
7/21
2019
On the wall of the JFK museum in Hyannis: “Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to p… https://t.co/YPSXsDocNn
7/19
2019
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism” (Norman Vincent P… https://t.co/Ih5nWUBG26
7/17
2019
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle” (Abraham Lincoln). The really har… https://t.co/yEiDekpN6K
7/16
2019
“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got” (Buchwald). It will pass wheth… https://t.co/eFYtGrnmb7
7/15
2019
“The good fortune of America is closely tied to the good fortune of all humanity” (Marquis de Lafayette). Bonne Fet… https://t.co/0B71tSxi47
7/14
2019
Leadership is “about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, th… https://t.co/VokAyxOYzc
7/13
2019
It’s generally accepted that a free press is the necessary condition for reform and the protection of individual ri… https://t.co/xXjNDK3HJ5
7/11
2019
“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion” (Eisenhower). Harder today with digital echoes and i… https://t.co/u1l4qUHbOu“People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument” (Will Rogers). Example is always more per… https://t.co/JfySqVLkey
7/10
2019
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is en… https://t.co/c4HLrezzqx
7/9
2019
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you” (Emerson). In… https://t.co/lIBNQTCvek
7/8
2019
Congratulations to Megan Rapinoe and our Women’s National Soccer Team on winning the 2019 World Championship. Thank… https://t.co/qT4xzkGhAm
7/7
2019
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” (Arthur Ashe). The best leaders build an environment in w… https://t.co/XYL7gDOlwo
7/6
2019
Liberalism is “obsolete,” and multiculturalism is “untenable” (Putin). Not here! Thankfully, on this 4th of July we… https://t.co/qBjKS0w6ZD
7/4
2019
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence” (Da Vinci). The most effective leaders influence more than direc… https://t.co/hK2V8SPjpP
7/3
2019
Emerson: “A man is what he thinks about all day long.” If about both outcomes and ethics; if about both personal we… https://t.co/KAIGlENGie
7/2
2019
“I reckon’ I can.” General John Buford’s response when asked to hold off Lee’s forces on Day 1 of Battle of Gettysb… https://t.co/7fbQl9hJYT
7/1
2019
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience” (Emerson). Effective leaders personally manage pace in their org… https://t.co/PlGyHUUUAR
6/29
2019
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down” (Arnold Glasow). Important for leaders in… https://t.co/7nZ3NWIFwv
6/28
2019
“Fear, honor, and interest are the irresistible impulses” that have influenced the behavior of nations through the… https://t.co/MuroHfvIse
6/26
2019
“We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them” (Thucydides). Ageless wisdom. Not by expecting fa… https://t.co/OWzMiaPLrZ
6/25
2019
This date in 1912, Alan Turing was born. The father of modern computing and artificial intelligence. “Those who can… https://t.co/RBVk0iUhlc
6/23
2019
June 20, 1782 Congress adopts The Great Seal of the United States. “E Pluribus Unum” meaning “From Many, One.” Many… https://t.co/xJqQRE5wkS
6/20
2019
“An unlikely event is likely to happen because there are so many unlikely events that could happen” (Per Bak). So t… https://t.co/u84Wgmvsss
6/19
2019
“A grateful heart is the beginning of greatness” (Faust). Gratefulness is an important leadership attribute. It let… https://t.co/sF4ie0V1f6
6/17
2019
“My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it” (Clarence B. Kelland). A father’s examp… https://t.co/iBpR00Zr1P
6/16
2019
“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation o… https://t.co/GApKYnmhJQ
6/15
2019
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; some cause happiness whenever they go” (Oscar Wilde). It’s not necessary fo… https://t.co/7cjneomRVO
6/14
2019
“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts” (James Joyce). Wise leaders understand both the ex… https://t.co/VOTHyqol0XThe Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, New Ross, Ireland. Movingly recalls the 1.5M Irish facing starvation who emigr… https://t.co/NIOtrX9a60
6/13
2019
“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out” (George B. Shaw). A great leader is one who bel… https://t.co/17lKmZkP5F
6/12
2019
“All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed” (Sean O'Casey). Leaders, in particular, must c… https://t.co/L9HGcntiFv
6/11
2019
“Let us do something while we have the chance. It is not every day that we are needed” (Samuel Beckett). Good advic… https://t.co/dxAG9OABiT
6/10
2019
“You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday” (Jona… https://t.co/4IRYScMOTK
6/8
2019
@USNationalGuard @theCaGuard @USArmy Congratulations, BG Yeager. Well deserved. I know you’ll continue to “Make It Matter.”Leadership that matters is much more about what others think of you than what you think of yourself. Much more abou… https://t.co/WWyOIFiSYG
6/7
2019
D-Day 1944. A day when courage on a massive scale showed the world what we and our closest allies were willing to d… https://t.co/TK9qb2Ci5G
6/6
2019
45 years ago today the West Point Class of 1974 walked across the stage and into the Army. A band of brothers then… https://t.co/XGiw5REoZ0
6/5
2019
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It ca… https://t.co/btNYkYxMnE
6/4
2019
2 years ago today, Alex Honnold free solos El Capitan. A remarkable feat of athleticism. Three hours, three thousan… https://t.co/ofcrXc0hzB
6/3
2019
“There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline” (Patton). The kind of discipline that sets elite athlete… https://t.co/kYbadR67Sy
6/1
2019
200 years ago today, poet Walt Whitman was born. “Be curious, not judgemental.” Sound advice for anyone; especially… https://t.co/lLbHilfYSrNBA Finals off to a great start. As the stakes get higher, these elite athletes seek to play loose and disciplined.… https://t.co/mjebFrtm3n
5/31
2019
“Drawing is the honesty of art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad” (Salvador Dali). Sam… https://t.co/TEex73GXjq
5/30
2019
“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing” (Will Rogers). The best leaders are composed leaders. They u… https://t.co/028Fpvdvhp
5/28
2019
They shall not grow old. We shall not forget. #MemorialDay
5/27
2019
With TAPS families of the fallen in DC celebrating the lives of their loved ones. They support each other. Please j… https://t.co/KWEIdNgXX4
5/26
2019
Congratulations to our newest lieutenants and ensigns. Remember that “the greatest leaders are not necessarily the… https://t.co/KBGB4tsRC2
5/25
2019
“Who sows virtue reaps honor” (Leonardo da Vinci). Through the ages, it’s not just what we accomplish but also how that matters. #Leadership
5/23
2019
“Reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves; self-discipline with… https://t.co/Swqs3a1xrk
5/22
2019

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