Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision

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Forum, 1999 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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"Robert E. Lee was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history." "In this book, you'll learn the keys to Lee's greatness as a man and as a leader. You'll find a general whose standards for personal excellence were second to none, whose leadership was founded on the highest moral principles, and whose character was made of steel. You'll see how he remade a rag-tag bunch of men into one of the most impressive fighting forces history has ever known. You'll also discover other sides of Lee - the businessman who inherited the debt-ridden Arlington plantation and streamlined its operations, the teacher who took a backwater college and made it into a prestigious university, and the motivator who inspired those he led to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Each chapter concludes with the extraordinary lessons learned, which can be applied not only to your professional life, but to your private life as well."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is a book on the leadership principles of a great leader and true gentleman. Lee never demanded respect from his troops or the citizens of the state or nation he loved but he was respected as a ... Read full review

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General Lee eluded the Union army for three years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military acumen, winning many battles but losing the war. However, his reputation ... Read full review


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H. W. Crocker III, a longtime student of Robert E. Lee, is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing, Inc., consulting editor for Eagle Book Clubs, and former speechwriter for the governor of California. He serves on the board of the Southern Military Institute, writes a column on Civil War books for Southern Partisan magazine, and has written on military history for National Review, American Spectator, and other publications. He lives in northern Virginia.

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