by Tracey C. Jones
In Four-Star Leadership for Leaders, R. Manning Ancell presents the first installment of a project unprecedented in scope: a collection of leadership-focused interviews with as many four-star generals and admirals as Mr. Ancell is able to meet. His work presents wisdom culled from experience in virtually every American conflict from the First World War through the Second Gulf War, wisdom that simply can't be gained through any endeavor save the crucibles of warfare and combat.
Until now. The collective knowledge presented here is truly breathtaking. Military leaders such as Curtis LeMay and Matthew Ridgway, among others, share what they've learned in a series of 25 candid, enlightening interviews that will benefit anyone finding themselves in a leadership position. Particularly interesting are the commonalities that emerge: traits that these tested individuals developed independently of one another, and yet are so similar as to boggle the mind. I won't spoil it for the reader. Suffice it to say that anyone in a position of responsibility would do well to pay attention to what's revealed.
There are also plenty of war stories to be read, all of them fascinating and historically resonant. If you have a military background or if you're a lifelong civilian, whether you're a leader or a potential leader, you owe it to yourself to read Four-Star Leadership for Leaders.
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