Leadership 305 "It was basically a superstition: Dalleson believed that if he could make his own small unit function perfectly the rest of his division would follow his example." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 323 The focus of his words and actions was to affect his men. "…there is, and it’s very important, the level where he must do and say things for their effect upon the men with whom he lives and works." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 338 The attitude of the men toward their leader: a feeling of hostility: Hearn, on the reaction of the men in his platoon toward him: "It was the kind of physical readiness, the slight guilt, the slight shame, perhaps, that he had felt in walking through a slum neighborhood, conscious of the hostility of the people who watched him pass." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 340 "What bothered Hearn was that the General might not be aware of his own motives." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 340 His motive to establish a good platoon was to prove the general wrong in an institution he despised. "If he could manage it, if it turned out the way he wanted, he could establish some kind of liaison with the men…a good platoon…to do what, to work a little better in an institution he despised…to prove Cummings [the General] was wrong?" Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 347 The leader experiments with the use of his men who are killed in the process. "What the hell is it to the General if we get knocked off…just an experiment that got fugged-up." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 355 Felt that if the platoon liked its leader, the platoon would fail. "Croft always despised a platoon leader who made efforts to have his men like him…goddam platoon’ll got to hell, he told himself." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 435 Aware that he, the leader, had little to do with the success of the attack. "Cummings [the General] was bothered by the suspicion, very faint, not quite stated, that he had no more to do with the success of the attack than a man who presses a button and waits for the elevator." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 555 The general knew he had little to do with the outcome; it was because of so many factors that he could not comprehend. "The General: For a moment he almost admitted that he had had very little or perhaps nothing at all to do with this victory, or indeed any victory—it had been accomplished by a random play of vulgar good luck larded into a casual net of factors too large, too vague, for him to comprehend." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.
Leadership 141 In today's world the line between the leader and the led has become not well defined. Joseph A. Raffaele: "…we are moving toward a “working society of technical co-equals” in which the line of demarcation between the leader and the led has become fuzzy." Toffler, Future Shock.