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George Washington and the Art of BusinessThe Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief$
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Mark McNeilly

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189780

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.001.0001

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Washington’s Principles of Leadership

Washington’s Principles of Leadership

(p.185) 10 Washington’s Principles of Leadership
George Washington and the Art of Business

Mark Mc Neilly

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the general and business leadership principles that can be learned by understanding the life and career of General, and then later President, George Washington. It describes the importance of Washington’s development of self-discipline, strong character, courage, a desire to learn, and a bent for innovative ideas. It also highlights Washington’s development of organizational abilities and his persistence to continue the fight despite numerous setbacks and mistakes during the American Revolution.

Keywords:   George Washington, business leadership, self-discipline, innovative ideas, organizational abilities, persistence, American Revolution

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