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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:
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
Fix the Problem, Not the Blame
Reflective Descriptions of Character