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George Washington on Leadership by Richard Brookhiser
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Jul 23, 2011

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Read from August 15 to 28, 2011

The book examines basic leadership principles and uses examples from George Washington's leadership roles - from surveyor and military leader to US President to illustrate the nation's first president's leadership philosophy and abilities. This was a very interesting and informative read about George Washington, but not tremendously ground-breaking from a leadership/business book standpoint. I liked it, but at times Brookhiser goes off on a tangent or two - especially toward the end of the book. Specifically, he begins to compare compare and contrast other early president's leadership styles such as Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe to Washington's. It was unnecessary and almost a distraction for a book that up until that point had seemed tightly woven with anecdotes and descriptions of the personalities Washington encountered and governed.
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