Importance of training
Attila saw that chieftains and warriors rewarded themselves with the booty they obtained from war, but he also saw that they also found reward in greater responsibility and training. He realized that training a warrior for a task deemed out of his position instills trust and acceptance. He also recognized that each chieftain had experience and qualities which made the kingdom stronger, so he began using cross training to reaffirm unity.
Attila saw that strong chieftains also have strong weaknesses and that it was his duty is to cultivate their strengths. He recognized that his men learned more from failure than they did from success; that they learned much faster when faced with adversity. Therefore, he delegated to chieftains and gave them greater responsibilities to strengthen their leadership abilities.
Attila recognized that training was essential to war and that it tended to be disregarded in times that are more peaceful, so he stressed training at all times. His philosophy was that teachable skills were for developing warriors, while learnable skills were for chieftains. Chieftains assigned jobs to warriors that allowed them to grow and develop, gave them deadlines, and constantly inspect their work.
Although warriors prefer independence, Attila convinced them to work cooperatively. One warrior’s bad habits can infect other warriors and one warrior’s good habits can inspire others. Attila had chieftains reward habits they wished their tribes to adopt. A warrior never abandons his or her cause so a wise chieftain makes sure his warriors support the tribe's cause.