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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? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious ef ...more
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Published October 17th 2008 by University Press of Kentucky
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Raymond Rivera
Laver, associate professor of military history at Southwestern Louisiana University, and Matthews, director of Puget Sound’s Business Leadership Program, has put together nine essays, each matching a military leader with a vital characteristic of great leadership which follow as integrity, vision, determination, charisma, adaptability, understanding of institutions and cultures, and openness to new technology. While the leaders profiled all possess most if not all of these characteristics, the e ...more
Leif Guiteau
Loved this book. It really gave you the story of leaders of our country over the generations. A must read for history lovers!
Sean Chick
Solid introduction leadership through historical example. As expected some essays are better than others and I wish there was more attention paid to pre-1900 military figures.
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