The late Lt. General Harold Moore (USA, Ret.) said it's the “absolute best book on military leadership in peace and war.” This book is for military leaders who want to inspire their teams to achieve their best in combat and peacetime.
This wide-ranging anthology brings together noted military minds as they examine the crucial role of leadership in combat, relate the lessons learned, and apply the principles to the stressful world of business. The book covers classic and modern concepts of leadership and uses case studies from Alexander the Great through post-9/11 wars to illustrate the principles of leadership in concrete historical contexts.
The most important, most penetrating analysis of military leadership to emerge in a generation, this seminal work features leaders of the armed forces as they learn from the past and present and look toward the future. This edition is fully updated with inclusive language and chapters that speak to leading in a diverse world and organized with summary points for each chapter for a quick overview of essentials.
Christopher Kolenda is a graduate of West Point, former West Point instructor, retired Army officer, and founder of Strategic Leader's Academy. He served four tours of duty in Afghanistan and was a senior advisor to three 4-star commanders and two undersecretaries of defense. He was awarded the department of defense's highest civilian award and earned his PhD at King's College in London. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This powerful new edition provides practical tools for military leaders who want to prepare themselves and their troops for combat, build trust and respect in their teams, and adapt to a very different and complex post-9/11 world. As a combat-tested leader, military historian, and now CEO coach, Kolenda offers an unmatched set of insights on how to be a more effective leader. Truly invaluable.
An invaluable, exceptional source of illuminating insights on military leadership. The first edition was widely used and highly regarded by combat leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan; the second edition will be an equally valuable resource for leaders seeking to meet the challenges of the post-9/11 world.
Leadership: The Warrior’s Art is as much about winning critical positions as it is about winning public opinion, and as much about avoiding being undermined from within as it is about avoiding being flanked from without. Don’t dare give anyone else ‘orders’ without reading this book.
This is a book that is so apt with our society having endured a chaotic pandemic, being involved militarily across the globe, facing supply chain issues internationally, marshaling scarce resources, and trying to ascertain how to attract and sustain high talent in a volatile world. In battle and in business most battles are not won through brute force but through leadership brilliance.
As an OIF female combat veteran, I wish the last three chapters existed and were mandatory reading prior to my 2003 deployment . . . these leadership lessons not only apply to the military but to any leadership position.
Comprehensive, readable, and insightful—a must-read for military leaders navigating the
challenges of the post-9/11 era!