When placed in command -- take charge.
Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
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.