It might feel like A Scanner Darkly, but if you read the book, you will know this story is about how to lead men, period. You don't need a seminar. You don't need a mentor. You just need to remember men like BGen Felix Sparks. By way of example, albeit dramatic, from the Smithsonian:
Major General Henning Linden led the 42nd Division into Dachau at about the same time as Sparks did as commander of 3rd Battalion with the 157th Regiment. When the two units met inside the large camp, Linden tried to take control of the situation—and grab the headlines as liberator. Sparks was having none of it, and told his superior officer that he was under orders to seal off his portion of the concentration camp. The lieutenant colonel then ordered a private to escort the general out of their zone.
“Linden took his riding crop and wacked the private on the helmet,” Kershaw says. “Sparks told me it wasn’t hard but he snapped. He pulled out his pistol, pointed it at the general’s head and said, ‘You touch another one of my men and I will (expletive) kill you right here right now.’ He was a god to his men after that.”
Guy gets himself a million-dollar wound but goes back to his men – back to the fire of war in Italy. Let a leader lead.
P.S. I'm cowering still in my basement during a pandemic.