Via Peter Levine, 4 great lessons from an amazing leader:
I recently had the privilege of hosting a fireside chat with Lieutenant General John Vines, who is regarded as one of the most influential U.S. military leaders of the past twenty years. [...] At the time, he was the only military general to lead combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the post 9-11 era, overseeing an organization of more than 160,000 troops.
For a man of his stature, he’s refreshingly humble. He jokes that he was the only guy to cause Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to lose his voice from screaming at him in two separate wars. The General is one of those people with whom you want to hang out after spending only a few minutes with him. No wonder he is such an extraordinary leader.
During our conversation there were many leadership lessons from his experience that are highly relevant to entrepreneurs and CEOs.
Go read the 4 lessons at http://peter.a16z.com/2013/07/23/lessons-in-leadership-from-warlord-6-a-chat-with-lieutenant-general-john-vines/