What Can We Learn About Leadership And The Experience Of War From The Best Combat Leaders The World Has Ever Known This Book Takes Us Behind The Scenes And To The Front Lines Of The Major Wars Of The Past Years Through The Words Of Twenty Combat Commanders What They Have To Say Which Is Remarkably Similar Across Generational, National, And Ideological Divides Is A Fascinating Take On Military History By Those Who Lived It It Is Also Worthwhile Reading For Anyone, From Any Walk Of Life, Who Makes Executive Decisions The Leaders Showcased Here Range From Frederick The Great To Norman Schwarzkopf They Include Such Diverse Figures As Napoleon Bonaparte, Commanders On Both Sides Of The Civil War William Tecumseh Sherman And Stonewall Jackson , German And American World War II Generals Rommel And Patton , A Veteran Of The Arab Israeli Wars Moshe Dayan , And Leaders From Both Sides Of The Vietnam War Vo Nguyen Giap And Harold Moore What They Have Had In Common Is An Unrivaled Understanding Of The Art Of Command And A Willingness To Lead From The Front All Earned The Respect And Loyalty Of Those They Led And Moved Them To Risk Death The Practices Of These Commanders Apply To Any Leadership Situation, Whether Military, Business, Political, Athletic, Or Other Their Words Reveal Techniques For Anticipating The Competition, Leading Through Example, Taking Care Of The Troops, Staying Informed, Turning Bad Luck To Advantage, Improvising, And Making Bold Decisions Leader After Leader Emphasizes The Importance Of Up Front Muddy Boots Leadership And Reveals What It Takes To Persevere And Win Identifying A Pattern Of Proven Leadership, This Book Will Benefit Anyone Who Aspires To Lead A Country, A Squadron, A Company, Or A Basketball Team It Is A Unique Distillation Of Two And A Half Centuries Of Military Wisdom
Owen Connelly was an American historian who specialized in military history, especially the Napoleonic wars After earning his doctorate at the University of North Carolina, he taught at the University of South Carolina, where he retired as Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus and Caroline McKissick Dial Professor of History Emeritus.
- 347 pages
- On War and Leadership: The Words of Combat Commanders from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf
- Owen Connelly
- 23 October 2017 Owen Connelly