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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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Struggling to Survive

Struggling to Survive

Seizing Opportunities and Utilizing Intelligence

(p.59) 3 Struggling to Survive
George Washington and the Art of Business

Mark Mc Neilly

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines George Washington’s struggle for survival during the American Revolution and its relevance to business leadership. It discusses how Washington seized opportunities and utilized his intelligence to cope with his defeat in battle. It describes how Washington recruited and encouraged existing soldiers to stay with him after a conflict emerged among American military leaders. He then reorganized the army from regiments to brigades and increased the amount of artillery.

Keywords:   George Washington, business leadership, military leadership, American Revolution, army

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