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The art of command : military leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Author: Harry S Laver; Jeffrey J Matthews
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In examining the art and science of American military leadership from the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, this book spotlights the complex dynamics of effective leadership. The authors probe the human and social factors that affect leadership development, as well as the education, experience, and mentoring that shape a leader's career.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Military history
Naval history
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry S Laver; Jeffrey J Matthews
ISBN: 9780813125138 0813125138
OCLC Number: 213840190
Description: xvi, 276 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle --
Introduction: leadership for war and peace / Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews --
Integrity and leadership: George Washington / Caroline Cox --
Determination and leadership: Ulysses S. Grant / Harry S. Laver --
Institutional leadership: George C. Marshall / Larry I. Bland --
Cross-cultural leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower / Kerry E. Irish --
Charismatic leadership: Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller / Jon T. Hoffman --
Visionary leadership: Henry H. "Hap" Arnold / François Le Roy and Drew Perkins --
Technology and leadership: Hyman G. Rickover / Thomas L. "Tim" Foster --
Adaptive leadership: Harold G. "Hal" Moore / H.R. McMaster --
Exemplary followership: Colin L. Powell / Jeffrey J. Matthews.
Responsibility: edited by Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews.
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What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? This book illustrates  Read more...

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