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The Art of Command : Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell - Harry S. Laver

The Art of Command

Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

By: Harry S. Laver (Editor), Jeffrey J. Matthews (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th October 2010
ISBN: 9780813126609
Number Of Pages: 276

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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 effort -- 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 careers embody those qualities. The Art of Command examines each figure's strengths and weaknesses and how those attributes affected their leadership abilities, offering a unique perspective of military leadership in American history. Laver and Matthews have assembled a list of contributors from military, academic, and professional circles, which allows the book to encompass diverse approaches to the study of leadership.

" The Art of Command makes a significant contribution to scholarship on leadership, especially military leadership, that will stand for many years. Professors Laver and Matthews have assembled an impressive slate of contributors whose intimacy with their subject is clearly evident in each of the essays contained in this volume. The traits of leadership discussed in these essays are as essential to leaders in all walks of life as they have proved to be to those who serve in the armed forces of this great Republic." -- Terrance J. Winschel, historian, Vicksburg National Park

Foreword Lieutenant Generalp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Leadership for War and Peacep. 1
Integrity and Leadershipp. 11
Determination and Leadershipp. 33
Institutional Leadershipp. 61
Cross-Cultural Leadershipp. 93
Charismatic Leadershipp. 125
Visionary Leadershipp. 155
Technology and Leadershipp. 179
Adaptive Leadershipp. 209
Exemplary Followershipp. 231
Recommended Readingp. 265
List of Contributorsp. 269
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780813126609
ISBN-10: 0813126606
Series: American Warriors
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 14th October 2010
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.49  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.45