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Leadership: The Warrior's Art

Leadership: The Warrior's Art

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by Christopher Kolenda

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This bold, wide-ranging collection brings together some of the most noted military minds, past and present, to examine the crucial role of leadership in combat.


This bold, wide-ranging collection brings together some of the most noted military minds, past and present, to examine the crucial role of leadership in combat.

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Army War College Foundation Press
Since ancient times, outstanding Leadership has seized, excited and motivated peoples to reach for goals which they may not have even dared to dream about on their own. No political order, economic enterprise, or military organization has ever achieved significant success, or even survived, without it. Thus, the Leadership phenomenon has come to be recognized as vital to the life and growth of mankind. Christopher Kolenda’s book has been written while he was a member of the History Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point. To bring us this landmark work he has assembled contributions from some of the most thoughtful minds and practitioners of The Warrior’s Art which the American military has to offer. Shunning more conventional approaches, Kolenda and his colleagues attack the heart of Leadership from the avenues of theory, history and contemporary experience. Collectively, the work is a bold, fresh and broad-scale examination and analysis of the single most critical factor in what makes groups drive for success in the face of daunting resistance. It is a volume of monumental significance.

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Harold Moore
Wow! What a Book! … The absolute best book on Military Leadership in peace and war I have ever read; brought to life by very readable historical examples from several armies and various wars over the centuries.
—Lieutenant General Harold Moore (USA, Ret), author of We Were Soldiers Once … And Young
Wess Roberts
"Leadership: The Warrior's Art" provides a robust collection of thought-filled essays written by an extraordinary group of accomplished thinkers and leaders. A terrific read, this book is one that will help you add depth and dimension to your storehouse of leadership knowledge. I highly recommend it for military leaders as well as leaders in the public and private sectors.
—Dr. Wess Roberts, author of Leadership Secrets of Attilla the Hun
Julius Becton
Really good leadership, sad to say, may need a "jump start", and yet it is one of the most precious possessions a society can have. Without it nothing gets done. Chris Kolenda has done a great service in providing that jump start and assembling this remarkable collection of essays and reflections on the subject. Simply stated, his work is a towering accomplishment. He and his colleagues have brought together an outstanding array of writings of enormous importance to students, scholars and men and women of skill and ambition, both in the military services, and in the public and private sector. Additionally, his total grasp is all the more remarkable when one considers his relatively junior status among folks, many of whom are my peers. This book brings together a rich mixture of both theoretical and practical studies of one of the most important elements of any organization. For years to come it should be respected as a major contribution to our understanding of the leader's role.
—Lieutenant General Julius Becton (USA, Ret.), former Director of the Emergency Planning Office, White House

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Leadership: The Warrior's Art 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Stickman388 More than 1 year ago
This is the book I wish I had read first regarding leadership. The essays inside this book tackle the topic from a variety of angles and each are well thought out and applicable to any facet of life. The principles and counsel found here have dominated the way I percieve my relationships with others for years and positively influenced those relationships. I have begun giving it away as gifts to those I hope will similarly benefit from it. This book should be the base of knowledge taught to create leaders who don't micro manage, are qualified to teach and train competently, and who can be trusted to act in an honorable manner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly an outstanding book on applied leadership. While written from a military point of view, the leadership techniques and methods are easy to apply to everyday life within any organization. I will be applying the knowledge and wisdom gleaned from this superb book to the church where I am associate pastor. Much of the information will filter into my personal life as well and I see great benefits for myself, my family and friends. If you desire to grow as a leader make sure to read this book first. Great work Major Kolenda!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chris Kolenda has written and compiled the preeminent anthology of thought provoking and challenging essays on leadership available. Whether a person is in the private sector or in the military, the ideas in this book will challenge the reader's ideas on leadership and make him or her a better leader as a result. Chris has done a remarkable job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an absolute must have for any military leader, regardless of rank. Chris Kolenda takes leadership to the next level and challenges readers to expand their beliefs about the most precious art of our time. By reading this book, you will not only learn more about leadership, but of yourself as well. Every leader should have this book in his kit bag. It's the best collection of thoughts on leadership I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago