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George Washington on Leadership

ISBN-10: 0465003036
ISBN-13: 9780465003037
Edition: N/A
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Description: In 1799, at the end of George Washington's long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to this  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In 1799, at the end of George Washington's long life and illustrious career, the politician Henry Lee eulogized him as: "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Esteemed historian Richard Brookhiser now adds to this list, "First in leadership," examining the lessons to be learned from our first president, first commander-in-chief, and founding CEO.With wit and skill, Brookhiser expertly anatomizes true leadership with lessons from Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon. In every area of endeavor, Washington maximized his strengths and overcame his flaws. Brookhiser shows how one man's struggles and successes two centuries ago can serve as a modeland an inspirationfor leaders today.

Acknowledgments
A Note on Style and Spelling
Introduction: Founding CEO
Problems
Start-ups
Strategy
The Future
Small Stuff
Management Style
Communication
Timing
People
Unusual People
Troublemakers
Superiors and Subordinates
Failure and Betrayal
Enemies
Allies
Sex ... and Drugs
Courtesy
Bringing Out the Best
Personnel
Self
Identify Your Strengths
Build Your Strengths
Avoid Weaknesses
Control Your Flaws
Succession
Conclusion: We Must Take Men
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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