Don't waste time attempting to define leadership. No need to go to the dictionary. The Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, had defined leadership in just two words via its motto: "Follow me!" Never ask your team to do something you wouldn't do yourself. . . You cannot make sound decisions unless you are at the point of attack. Leaders should always position themselves where the critical decisions must be made. Precisely where that location should be is a judgment call, but in my experience leaders should be as far forward as possible. Successful leaders must be highly visible, if for no other reason than to share the hardships of their men. -- MAJ Dick Winters, Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters, p. 288.
It is with great sadness that we are only now learning of the death on 2 January of Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. MAJ Winters was 92 and had suffered from Parkinson's Disease for some time.