A king with chieftains who always agree with him reaps the counsel of mediocrity.
The greatness of a Hun is measured by the sacrifices he is willing to make.
Seldom are self-centered, conceited and self-admired chieftains great leaders, but they are great idolizers of themselves.
Great chieftains never take themselves too seriously.
It is unfortunate when final decisions are made by the chieftains’ headquarters-miles away from the front.
The ability to make difficult decisions separates Chieftains from Huns.
Wise chieftains never place their Huns in situations where their weaknesses will prevail over their strengths.
Delegation is not abdication. Abdication is a sign of weakness. Delegation is a sign of strength.
Huns should engage only in wars they can win.
For Huns, conflict is a natural state.
Critical to a Hun’s success is a clear understanding of what the King wants.
There is more nobility in being a good Hun than in being a poor chieftain.
If an incompetent chieftain is removed, seldom do we appoint his highest-raking subordinate to his place. For when a chieftain has failed, so likewise have his subordinate leaders.
If you tell a Hun he is doing a good job when he isn’t, he will not listen long and, worse, will not believe praise when it is justified.