The Art of Command: Military Leadership From George Washington to Colin Powell, Second Edition
- Soldier's Stories, Modern Warfare, Best of 2017
The bestselling master class gets an update
What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of such great military commanders as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? The second edition of this classic resource examines American military leadership through eleven core characteristics-among them integrity, determination, vision, and charisma-and eleven significant figures who embody those qualities.
The Art of Command probes human and social factors, as well as the education, experience, and mentoring that shape a leader's career. Featuring new chapters on key leadership styles and with a new Foreword by National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster, it offers valuable perspectives on the art and science of military command.
"Truly insightful. . . . An indispensable guide on leadership at both the tactical and operational levels."?On Point
"The editors have garnered essays on a carefully selected group of distinguished military leaders that hone in on a specific characteristic of the individual's command style. . . . Together these essays form a pattern of leadership descriptions that represent the best of the art of command."?Journal of America's Military Past
"Interesting, insightful, inspirational. Should be a must-read for aspiring leaders."?Admiral Hank Chiles, USN (ret.), former professor of leadership, U.S. Naval Academy
"The Art of Command excels. The reader can follow each leader from inauspicious beginnings to greatness in the course of a short story that chronicles the development of a particular quality in that leader."-Marine Corps University Journal
About the Editors
Harry S. Laver, professor of military history at the U.S. 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. His books include Alanson B. Houghton: Ambassador of the New Era.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||December 1, 2017|