Extracts valuable lessons on business leadership from the story of the Founding Fathers' struggle to create a new nation. Shows how figures such as Thomas Paine, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin faced challenges and dissension in their own ranks with a vision from which they would not stray. Includes checklists of organizational, management, strategic, and leadership lessons learned from the leaders of the American Revolution. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Historic ride through Historic Leadership
I initially picked up this book because of my fascination with early American history, but I quickly was enveloped by the amazing stories of history and leadership in action.
Mr. Phillips captured my attention and my interest as well as making me a huge fan. His style of infusing his story telling with small value laden bits of information that helped bring out he lessons on leadership from the amazing founding fathers really brought the stories, history and lessons to life.
A Timely Read About Timeless Lessons Of Leadership
Lots of great insights in this short book. Much has been written on the subject, but I learned of the people behind the personas, and that was quite enjoyable.
Several timeless lessons on leadership. Some are born into it, some are thrust into it, some rise to it, and some fall to it. Leadership, good leadership understands the letter of the law, but Is driven by the spirit of the law. The fine balance between doing things right and doing the right thing.
There is a difference between managing and leading, even between directing and leading. It's all about vision. The vision of "what is married to what could be". Sadly, many in corporate America don't have the far reaching vision. And we, all of us, are the worse for it.
Every day we are faced with the choice between doing what we want, and doing what needs to be done. May we all chose wisely.
Really good, why did America win
The revolution was fought off the battlefield and won via project teams and leaders with great intellect. Very good book.