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  Senior Management: Leading the Organization

“It is a paradox, and a hard reality, that much of what the commander does to execute his responsibilities today will not be measured until well after he or she is gone.”

—General Charles Krulak, Commandant, USMC

“The greatest leadership principle I learned in the Marine Corps was the necessity to take care of the troops in a high performance-based organization.

“The Marine Corps’ strong emphasis on this overriding leadership requirement has been of inestimable importance to me in developing FedEx over the years. In the main, people want to be committed to an organization and to do a good job. The principles of leadership taught by the USMC, and based on two centuries of experience, will ...

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