Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision

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Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned, out-gunned army to achieve greatness on the battlefield. He was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history.

"A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate." — ...

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Overview

Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned, out-gunned army to achieve greatness on the battlefield. He was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history.

"A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate." — Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute

In this remarkable book, you'll learn the keys to Lee's greatness as a man and a leader. You'll find a general whose standards for personal excellence was second to none, whose leadership was founded on the highest moral principles, and whose character was made of steel. You'll see how he remade a rag-tag bunch of men into one of the most impressive fighting forces history has ever known. You'll also discover other sides of Lee—the businessman who inherited the debt-ridden Arlington plantation and streamlined its operations, the teacher who took a backwater college and made it into a prestigious university, and the motivator who inspired those he led to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Each chapter concludes with the extraordinary lessons learned, which can be applied not only to your professional life, but also to your private life as well.

Today's business world requires leaders of uncommon excellence who can overcome the cold brutality of constant change. Robert E. Lee was such a leader. He triumphed over challenges people in business face every day. Guided by his magnificent example, so can you.

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"A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate."
— Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute
"A splendid and inspiring book, Robert E. Lee on Leadership offers enormously valuable lessons for all of us today, and should be required reading in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, at least."
— Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense, chairman of Forbes magazine
"As Harry Crocker reminds us, the principles that guided Robert e. Lee were grounded in the finest traditions of American values. Robert E. Lee on Leadership is a timely and valuable reflection on character, and on the personal and spiritual convictions that make for great leaders."
— S. Patrick Presley, director of Federal Government Affairs, British Petroleum
"A moving and illuminating look at Lee the man, so that thoughtful people can learn from him how to succeed in the business of life."
— Dinesh D'Souza, author of Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
"Harry Crocker has provided a great service by reminding us through this moving and tightly written biography that winning isn't the only thing: faithfulness and honor live in our memories after the guns are silent."
— Marvin Olasky, author of the bestselling Renewing American Compassion and The American Leadership Tradition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761525547
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: On Leadership Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 226,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

H. W. Crocker III, a longtime student of Robert E. Lee, is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing, Inc., consulting editor for Eagle Book Clubs, and former speechwriter for the governor of California. He serves on the board of the Southern Military Institute, writes a column on Civil War books for Southern Partisan magazine, and has written on military history for National Review, American Spectator, and other publications. He lives in northern Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Prologue: The Grey Fox
1. Understanding Lee
2. Apprenticeship in Mexico
3. Lee, the Businessman
4. Lee, the Strategist
5. Lee's War
6. The High Tide of Lee's Confederacy
7. Gettysburg
8. Lee Versus Grant
9. Hanging On
10. Lee, the Teacher
11. The Marble Man
Appendix: Lee's Lieutenants-Stonewall Jackson, A. P. Hill, Jeb Stuart, James Longstreet
Select, Critical Bibliography
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    R.E. Lee, A man for all seasons, A example for all time

    Robert E. Lee on Leadership is a great book! I have been a student on the subject of Robert E. Lee for years. I have developed my own insights on this quintessential American, however, H. W. Crocker III (Ed Goldman is not the author) provides insight that is not provided in many of the texts in my library pertaining to RE Lee. A must buy book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2000

    A must read!

    A must read for 'corporate world' managers. Anyone who thinks they know how to manage people or run a business should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2000

    You have to read this book.

    It might change the way you look at life! Robert E. Lee was not only a great man who almost accomplished the impossible but he was also the ultimate teacher on being a graceful leader who can win and loose with humility.

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