Eisenhower on Leadership

Eisenhower on Leadership

Ike's Enduring Lessons in Total Victory Management

Book - 2006
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Based on the findings in recently released archive papers and letters, as well as extensive library and historical resources, Alan Axelrod offers a compelling profile of the remarkable leadership discipline of a general often called a "military CEO." In fascinating detail, Axelrod reveals that Ike was more than a great military leader; he was also a great executive who could—and did—write a reassuring letter to the mother of a solider one moment and make decisions impacting millions of lives the next.

Follow Ike's path as Supreme Commander from the invasion of North Africa to victory in Europe and learn the lessons of great leadership along the way, including:

  • The nature of leadership
  • Managing detail without sacrificing the “big picture”
  • Ensuring follow-through to execution
  • Building a team
  • Converting conflict into common cause
  • Getting the facts and making plans
  • Mentoring, motivating, and inspiring

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The author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO treats General Eisenhower more as a CEO than a military commander who "managed" total victory of the Allied troops in World War II. Axelrod traces the development of Eisenhower's leadership philosophy from his writings (some newly released) from 1940-42. For example a letter to a well-known war correspondent echoed Patton's declaration that: "The soldier is the army." A former West Point superintendent adds some memories about Ike's coalition approach. The book lacks a further reading list. Jossey-Bass is an imprint of Wiley. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780787982386
Characteristics: vii, 296 p. ; 24 cm


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