June 10, 2009

The Art of Command

Are great leaders born or made? This book tries to answer the question by profiling successful military leaders from George Washington through Colin Powell. The authors identify nine core characteristics of effective leadership, then show how these are exemplified in military leaders who excelled during conflicts or helped lead their branch of service through technological and ideological changes. By looking at biographical portraits and historical context, this book provides a look into military leadership styles that crosses time, place, rank, and branch of service.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell
edited by Harrs S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews
U 52 .A77 2008