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Bestselling Author | One of TIME's 100 Most Influential Leaders | Former Chairman - Joint Chiefs of Staff | Chairman - USA Basketball | Rubenstein Fellow @DukeU

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“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the b… https://t.co/Vmv5uP4NLcMichel de Montaigne born today in 1533: “It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.” Never more… https://t.co/i75ClfqLcx
2/28
2020
Transparency is where confidence begins, the foundation of trust, where problem solving starts. #Leadership
2/27
2020
Nassim Taleb describes our world as in a state of “interlocking fragility.” Feels right. Examples in the management… https://t.co/kqXDe8pI8j
2/26
2020
In eulogizing a young Irish airman in WWI, a young man of enormous talent and potential, W.B. Yeats lamented “what… https://t.co/QPjOKLIbJrWe have a responsibility to continue to learn. Otherwise we give up our freedom to think for ourselves. Leaders hav… https://t.co/1RE6qWNvfnIf we needed evidence that our fortunes are more connected across the globe than ever, nature offers COVID-19. In 2… https://t.co/OKjXF3MkPO“Miracle” Hockey Coach, Herb Brooks: “We should dream. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisti… https://t.co/tg65v6ipVU
2/24
2020
What are the “causes” that help define your life? Supporting the families of the fallen is one of mine. Visit… https://t.co/G8OdoqphCk“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them”(Aristotle). Same with titles. The titles tha… https://t.co/AhZL6M6hp4
2/23
2020
Jim McWain helped me understand the meaning of selflessness. Always teaching, coaching, encouraging. Giving credit,… https://t.co/XDHIoySJPO“Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing”(Oscar Wilde). Good leaders select, groom, and mentor those who… https://t.co/giJhN10cV0
2/21
2020
Integrity matters. In our professions. In our corporations. In our institutions. Every day. It’s one of the few thi… https://t.co/az7vQGgdn0“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us”(Mr. Rogers). Very sad. Good leaders treat us all ali… https://t.co/Xg54eXqfmn
2/20
2020
On this day in 1878 Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, his favorite invention. “The best thinking,” he said “is… https://t.co/t2YmiYltSt
2/19
2020
President’s Day. “Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience” (Georg… https://t.co/SL7PLjmmmF
2/17
2020
If you feel most alive when you do something good for someone else, when your team succeeds at some difficult task,… https://t.co/iXUttybqLq
2/16
2020
A #ValentinesDay salute to those military members who must share valentine’s day wishes with their loved ones acros… https://t.co/S6bl6Ax5taSaw a sweatshirt in an airport today. It read “Airplane Mode.” Clever. Actually, we’d all benefit by going “airplan… https://t.co/PYMumUr0WT
2/14
2020
“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon”(Alexander Pop… https://t.co/8VuT1B1ySD
2/13
2020
#NT4S means doing what's right for the right reasons, whether you're called upon to lead or follow. https://t.co/bTUbKkkWYTGood leaders don’t consider disagreement to be disloyalty. They encourage an exchange of ideas. They understand tha… https://t.co/j3ZQH1EHrH
2/12
2020
“We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom”(Stephen Vincent Benet). Power and wisdom are very different thing… https://t.co/u4bFZOUwDY
2/11
2020
Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” The best leaders have a feel for pace. Thoughtful, del… https://t.co/1L5rkUMAuc
2/10
2020
“The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water”(Hemingway). So it is with… https://t.co/SkxaI61QKs
2/8
2020
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing” (Albert Schweitzer). Good leaders anima… https://t.co/3rvZAhVNfj
2/7
2020
“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear” (Socrates). The best leaders per… https://t.co/n21nmAPA4c
2/6
2020
Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Appreciate leaders who acknowl… https://t.co/83PqawbCEy
2/5
2020
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others? ' (MLK, Jr.) This quote was inspira… https://t.co/jXEeeGkBm3Dickens: “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” We should admire most… https://t.co/jLVRCQrjZ2
2/4
2020
“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge, but we can’t be wise with other men’s wisdom” (David Brooks).… https://t.co/Eqba2T49sT
2/3
2020
“Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today”(Groundhog Day). The right kind of leaders keep things… https://t.co/nurCgPumnc
2/2
2020
“Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well a… https://t.co/nbyM0o688S
2/1
2020
https://t.co/7FsDZ5CDnVOn this day in 1930, scotch tape first came to market. What “sticks” in our lives? What memories, what people, what… https://t.co/GvwFwk6D8d
1/31
2020
“There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living”(Thoreau). W… https://t.co/mJwUF56gVc
1/30
2020
One of our founding fathers, Thomas Paine, born this day in 1737: “When we are planning for posterity, we ought to… https://t.co/zTcVPLsV8j
1/29
2020
“Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him”(James Allen). The best leaders are at their best when circumst… https://t.co/xpdfPKOTdu
1/28
2020
“I was blessed with talent, but I worked as though I had none” (Kobe Bryant). Words that define a life well lived.… https://t.co/L1zkogUqqZ
1/27
2020
2012 Arlington National Cemetery. Kobe Bryant understood what it meant to represent his country with USA Basketball… https://t.co/4jdM4ZUAubSaint-Exupery: “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude towards them.” In these… https://t.co/NxBBo9CYS3
1/26
2020
Displayed in the Hotel Talleyrand in Paris. Site of the negotiations for the Marshall Plan which rebuilt and stabil… https://t.co/bR1KzAwXX6“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust). Leaders know the… https://t.co/REecENILgZ
1/25
2020
William A. Ward: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The gre… https://t.co/rHpEQ4SNDO
1/24
2020
“People who know little are usually great talkers, while those who know much say little” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau). T… https://t.co/jQrQNjHIe2
1/23
2020
Life is not a spectator sport. My new book #NT4S is available now for pre-order on Amazon. https://t.co/M97VkdEw8n https://t.co/z0X9WLctXV
1/22
2020
Shakespeare: “Modest doubt is the beacon of the wise.” Good leaders accumulate information. They reflect on their e… https://t.co/t6erK7IRwePurdue scientists just invented the world’s fastest spinning object—a silica nanoparticle. At times in my past, I m… https://t.co/I0ba8iWiU1
1/21
2020
Martin Luther King, Jr: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is—what are you doing for others?” Particularly… https://t.co/IxYXjJCYNk
1/20
2020
“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” Albert Ein… https://t.co/S9g2lD8ePjA.A. Milne born this day in 1882: “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is… https://t.co/QFqyfwRZcc
1/18
2020
“I suggest your life takes on meaning only as the causes to which you attach yourself have meaning” (General Don St… https://t.co/b4zDPdmiEs
1/17
2020
T.E. Lawrence: “Nine-tenths of tactics are certain and taught. But the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flas… https://t.co/vEbfZ56mjF
1/16
2020
“All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they” (Rudyard Kipling). The best leaders, leaders of characte… https://t.co/sZS70rSRKd
1/15
2020
“I can’t do what ten people tell me to do, so I guess I’ll remain the same” (Otis Redding). It’s easy to feel overw… https://t.co/ASzZuqxCVK
1/14
2020
“The history of liberty is a history of limitations of government power, not the increase of it” (Woodrow Wilson).… https://t.co/5Q492R1xpx
1/12
2020
The roaring 2020s. In this decade, technology will make our lives easier but more complicated. The harder questions… https://t.co/Zd9CG9LKR6
1/11
2020
“Don't be afraid to see what you see” (Ronald Reagan). Effective leaders are clear-eyed, honest, and principled. Th… https://t.co/TxgUerulZj
1/10
2020
“I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing” (COL Mackenzie in the movie 1917). Never lose hope b… https://t.co/VvXWwvXAXf
1/9
2020
Elvis would be 85 today: “I'm trying to keep a level head. You have to be careful out in the world. It's so easy to… https://t.co/BabI5hsSOiPhysicist Stephen Hawking born today in 1942: “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and… https://t.co/7bzO7YV8Ud
1/8
2020
“It’s judgment that defeats us” (COL Kurtz, Apocalypse Now). Can be. But should be the brake on our worst impulses.… https://t.co/vrZbbxrvSy
1/7
2020
Epiphany. On this day, the feast of the revelation of God incarnate as man. On other days, rare moments of truly ex… https://t.co/UADzLFncjR“No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port” (Michel de Montaigne). Leaders explain the hard to… https://t.co/E1pGnxpFCK
1/6
2020
“At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide” (F. Scott… https://t.co/6HFDN7PqN5
1/5
2020
The impact of the French Revolution? “It’s too early to say” (Zhou Enlai, 1972). As with recent events in Iraq. Wha… https://t.co/qzA4kJ1Kfv
1/4
2020
“I look forward to a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wea… https://t.co/tFyXs5JwVo
1/3
2020
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night” (Edgar Allen Poe).… https://t.co/JlBcuujYWo
1/2
2020
“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away” (Sir Arthur Helps). Good way to be… https://t.co/IojmGWV3Pu
1/1
2019
“There is no security on earth; there is only opportunity” (MacArthur). Worth thinking about as we turn the calenda… https://t.co/WlJZKbIdaT
12/31
2019
“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong” (Tecumseh). Worth remembering as we tackle old problems i… https://t.co/FwhnSkRBYj
12/30
2019
The X17 particle discovered recently predicts a fifth force of nature (to gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear,… https://t.co/I2i0CeFhtz
12/29
2019
“It’s never to late to be what you might have been” (George Eliot). Hard to know whether we’re living up to our pot… https://t.co/kCZB5M9uKC
12/28
2019
“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice” (TS Eliot). We con… https://t.co/YiBf6I7L6v
12/27
2019
“The roles I want to play most are those I’m not sure I can play” (John Lithgow). Leaders always challenge themselv… https://t.co/s7w3f3flJV
12/26
2019
“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store” (Dr. Seuss). Indeed. Feel the wonder, the magic, t… https://t.co/m9RO49sLE9
12/25
2019
A leadership checklist for this list-making time of year: humble, wise, inclusive, courageous, honest, compassionat… https://t.co/iOnPHvyiQn
12/24
2019
“Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause” (Victor Hugo). In contrast, composure is an indicator of confidenc… https://t.co/El7Rtivchs
12/23
2019
Augustine: “Humility is the foundation of all other virtues. In the soul in which it does not exist, there cannot b… https://t.co/imM5DSHZVc
12/22
2019
“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right” (Thomas Paine). Good… https://t.co/4R3JkmepZj
12/21
2019
“I always want to be better, to do better for my team, and that's what gives me joy” (Giannis Antetokounmpo). A gen… https://t.co/xdMJa6008s
12/20
2019
“There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up” (Booker T. Washington… https://t.co/yIFDhuIrPw
12/18
2019
“The strength of our virtue should not be measured by our special exertions, but by our habitual acts” (Pascal). Go… https://t.co/NLNhHP6nZr
12/17
2019
“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast” (Charles Dickens). So too good l… https://t.co/H49NUKrGT4
12/16
2019
Army-Navy 2019. Fiercely competitive with each other today; fiercely loyal to each other six months from now. They’… https://t.co/2lRityIEe5“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retros… https://t.co/SbyqHLWt6Y
12/14
2019
“Experience teaches only the teachable” (Aldous Huxley). The best leaders are those who learn the most. They lead w… https://t.co/cxHRGoZKur
12/13
2019
“I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there” (Bob Hope). That’s what leaders d… https://t.co/E4s7fXAYFw
12/12
2019
“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another p… https://t.co/SpyaJEJ3Ss
12/11
2019
“Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life” (E. M. Forster). It takes courage to live. It takes special… https://t.co/aZHqqxDQrJ
12/10
2019
The more complex issues become, the greater the need for agility! #Leadership https://t.co/y05ei4bOXg
12/9
2019
“Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know” (Aldous Huxley). Responsible le… https://t.co/Rq5vRfTUgd
12/8
2019
Every year this day reminds us of the cost of complacency. Every year technology increases both the potential cost… https://t.co/PcQ97z73nT
12/7
2019
Tennyson on character: “my strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.” Character both defines an… https://t.co/UhJh8zY4CB
12/6
2019
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday” (Abraham Lincoln). Effective leaders gr… https://t.co/ejFEwPLNvL
12/5
2019
“The measure of a man is what he does with power” (Plato). Good leaders have a light touch. They are inclusive. The… https://t.co/T6CSFZ7spS
12/4
2019
The best version of ourselves tries to make what we do matter ever day. Sometimes in big ways; more often in small… https://t.co/NnrTgi0lUa“I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition but to assist in ameliorating m… https://t.co/lQPjWfhpqv
12/3
2019
“Competition is useful to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, the thing we must strive for today, begi… https://t.co/XxcbJxyw0E
12/2
2019
“There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak”’(Simon Sinek). Good leaders are eager to learn. #Leadership
12/1
2019

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