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Written by Edgar PuryearAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edgar Puryear

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
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  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • On Sale: November 30, 2001
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-89141-770-5 (0-89141-770-2)
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Drawing on interviews with more than one hundred generals and admirals, including many of the commanding generals of World War II and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the author explores what it takes to become a successful and effective high-level leader in America's armed forces.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Index