There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.
General George S. Patton, “War As I Knew It” (1947); also quoted in “Patton’s One-Minute Messages: Tactical Leadership Skills for Business Management” (1995) by Charles M. Province, p. 88
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