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George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Mark McNeilly


George Washington ranks as one of the great military leaders in history. The character traits he exemplified, and the leadership skills he employed, enabled him to defeat what was then the world's most powerful nation. This book shows today's managers how they can learn from Washington's career—both his triumphs and setbacks—to succeed as leaders in their chosen field. The book paints vivid portraits of some of the crucial moments in Washington's military career, from the early debacle on Long Island Heights to the masterstroke at Trenton. There Washington, aided by his use of intelligence and ... More

Keywords: George Washington, military career, leadership skills, managers, decision-making, business strategy, corporate leaders, business leaders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark McNeilly, author
IBM, University of Minnesota