Book American generalship : character is everything : the art of command / Edgar F. Puryear, Jr.
Publication year: 2003.
Call Number UB210 .P87 2003
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0891416587 0891417702
Originally published: 2000.
"A Presidio Press Book".
Extent: xvi, 374 p. ; 22 cm.
"This study of leadership represents thirty-five years of research on how one leads successfully in the U.S. military... When war was forced upon America, we were ready to provide military leadership unequaled anywhere in the world. This book provides readers with the thoughts and insights of these generals on how leadership has won our wars and preserved freedom for the West. One of the purposes of this volume is to determine how these leaders developed and obtained their insights on how to lead successfully"--Introd.
Selflessness -- Decision : the essence of leadership -- "Feel" or "sixth sense" in decision making -- Aversion to "yes men" : having the character to challenge -- Books : the Importance of reading -- Mentorship : guidance, counseling, advice, teaching, and door opening -- Consideration -- Delegation -- Fix the problem, not the blame -- Reflective descriptions of character -- The pattern.