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The art of command : military leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell / edited by Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews.

Contributor(s): Laver, Harry S | Matthews, Jeffrey J, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 276 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813173122; 0813173124; 9780813138923; 0813138922; 1282937405; 9781282937406.Subject(s): Generals -- United States -- Biography | Admirals -- United States -- Biography | Command of troops -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Art of command.DDC classification: 355.3/3041092273 | B Other classification: 15.85 | 89.81 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Cover Page; Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contents; Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Leadership for War and Peace; Introduction: Leadership for War and Peace; 1. Integrity and Leadership: George Washington; 1. Integrity and Leadership: George Washington; 2. Determination and Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant; 2. Determination and Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant; 3. Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall; 3. Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall; 4. Cross-Cultural Leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Summary: 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? The Art of Command illustrates that great leaders become great through a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose ca.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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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? The Art of Command illustrates that great leaders become great through a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose ca.

Cover Page; Cover Page; Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Contents; Foreword; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Leadership for War and Peace; Introduction: Leadership for War and Peace; 1. Integrity and Leadership: George Washington; 1. Integrity and Leadership: George Washington; 2. Determination and Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant; 2. Determination and Leadership: Ulysses S. Grant; 3. Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall; 3. Institutional Leadership: George C. Marshall; 4. Cross-Cultural Leadership: Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Library Journal Review

This is a solid collection of nine new essays analyzing and assessing the leadership styles of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lewis "Chesty" Puller, Henry "Hap" Arnold, Hyman G. Rickover, Harold G. Moore, and Colin Powell. Each man is here classified by a particular leadership strength, e.g., "Cross-Cultural Leadership" for Eisenhower and "Charismatic Leadership" for "Chesty" Puller. The contributors are academic historians and military writers. With good footnotes and a list of recommended reading increasing its value, this fits into most military history and leadership/management collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Harry S. Laver is assistant professor of history and political science at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author of Citizens More Than Soldiers: The Kentucky Militia and Society in the Early Republic .</p> <p> Jeffrey J. Matthews is associate professor of business and leadership at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era. </p>

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