“Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” GEN Douglas MacArthur
A large part of your Inner Core consists of “behavior tendencies.” These tendencies originate in your Self Concept and in your Beliefs. We tend to act on the basis of what our deep Inner Core tells us. In strategic and tactical leadership, this quote from GEN MacArthur provides a significant “stake in the ground” for leaders. In the military, subordinates can refuse to follow a command that is not legal, moral, or ethical. Good leaders never put themselves in a position where their orders or directives cannot be followed. Think about that this weekend.