General H Norman Schwarzkopf Autographed Helmet
The General H Norman Schwarzkopf Autographed Helmet:
General Schwarzkopf (aka Stormin Norman) was one of the great military commanders of the 20th Century.
He helped assemble and then commanded a diverse coalition of forces that achieved spectacular success in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In the late 90’s our business Sabre Corporate Development (that provides team and leadership development to corporate, government and defence clients) was fortunate enough to be the sponsor for The General on his Australian visit for the World Masters of Business.
During the time we were fortunate to spend with him across those weeks, he very kindly autographed some Gulf War era ‘choc chip’ desert pattern US Kevlar helmet covers. He even added his famous four stars to each one underneath his signature.
The three that we have decided to part with are therefore quite rare and unusual items to carry the signature of this great military leader.
His passing was a loss to the world, and was particularly sad to anyone who had the opportunity to meet him, as he was not only a tough military leader but also a gentleman with compassion and great people skills.
Some Stormin Norman Quotes:
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.
Going to war without France is like going hunting without an accordion.
You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
He is neither a strategist nor is he schooled in the operational arts, nor is he a tactician, nor is he a general. Other than that he's a great military man.