The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813174150
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Series: American Warriors Series
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 356,041
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Harry S. Laver, professor of military history at the US Army Command and General Staff College, is the author or editor of numerous books, including A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant.Jeffrey J. Matthews is George F. Jewett Distinguished Professor in the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era and Blacksheep Leadership: A Story About a Leadership Challenge and the Nature of Transformational Leadership.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, USA vii

Foreword to the First Edition Lieutenant General Steven W. Boutelle, USA (ret.) ix

Introduction: Leadership for War and Peace Harry S. Laver Jeffrey J. Matthews 1

1 Integrity and Leadership George Washington Caroline Cox 13

2 Determination and Leadership Ulysses S. Grant Harry S. Laver 35

3 Institutional Leadership George C. Marshall Larry I. Bland 63

4 Cross-Cultural Leadership Dwight D. Eisenhower Kerry E. Irish

5 Charismatic Leadership Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Jon T. Hoffman 127

6 Visionary Leadership Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Francois Le Roy Drew Perkins 157

7 Transitional Leadership Matthew B. Ridgway Thomas G. Bradbeer 181

8 Innovative Leadership Arleigh A. Burke David Alan Rosenberg Harry S. Laver 223

9 Authentic Leadership David M. Shoup Howard Jablon Jeffrey J. Matthews 249

10 Adaptive Leadership Harold G. "Hal" Moore H. R. McMaster 283

11 Exemplary Followership Colin L. Powell Jeffrey J. Matthews 305

Acknowledgments 339

Recommended Reading 341

List of Contributors 345

Index 349

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"Interesting, insightful, inspirational. Should be a must-read for aspiring leaders." — Admiral Hank Chiles, USN (ret.), former professor of leadership, US Naval Academy

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