A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738217796
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 195,118
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

General Ann Dunwoody is the former commanding general of one of the Army's largest commands, the US Army Materiel Command. Now retired, she offers strategic insights to companies and corporate boards. In addition to becoming the first woman in US military history to achieve the rank of four-star general, she was also the first woman to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg's first female general officer. Dunwoody was also the first woman to command the Combined Arms Support Command.


Table of Contents

Foreword Sheryl Sandberg ix

Introduction First to Four: A Collective Smile 1

1 Walk the Walk "Live to a Higher Standard" 15

2 Wendell Would Be Proud "Never Walk by a Mistake" 35

3 The Enemy Within "Leaders Aren't Invincible-Don't Try to Be" 53

4 Door Kickers "Believe in Yourself 73

5 Courage "Do the Right Thing for the Right Reason" 97

6 The Man Behind the Curtain "Recognise Your Advocates, Janus-Faces, and Detractors" 115

7 The Mirror, Mirror Syndrome "Leverage the Power of Diversity" 137

8 Call Me Coach "Form Your Winning Team" 159

9 The Power of the Yellow Brick Road "Develop Your Strategic Vision" 179

10 The Needs of the Army Notwithstanding "Know When to Fold 'Em" 193

11 Leader of Leaders "Build Your Bench" 221

Afterthoughts: "My Way to Continue the Conversation…" 243

Chronology 253

Postscript: Leadership Strategies from an Army Life 255

Acknowledgments 257

Notes 261

Index 267

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