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Leadership

By Christopher Kolenda
  • ISBN Code: : 0811770087
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Reference
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  • Pdf : leadership.pdf

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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.

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  • Total of Pages : 160
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In 1735, five Maroon boys are ready to be initiated as warriors. They have prepared long and hard for this day, and must now pass a sequence of tests. How the boys approach this, the most important day of their lives, says much about how they will respond to the challenges ahead. When they encounter a Redcoat troop in the forest near their village, the defence of the village and surrounding Maroon communities will depend on these boys, their training, courage, and intelligence. On this occasion, their community depends on them for its survival, but their initiation as warriors also teaches them lifelong lessons about loyalty, responsibility, trustworthiness and friendship.

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  • Total of Pages : 208
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A journey through the mind of a commander as he learns and adapts in a complex, deadly environment.

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
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  • Total of Pages : 320
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  • Pdf File: extreme-ownership.pdf

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462041043
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Business & Economics
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  • Pdf File: the-art-of-war.pdf

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Book One of The Warrior Series Sun Tzu and Sun Pin's timeless strategic masterpieces are constantly analyzed and interpreted by leaders worldwide. For the first time ever, author D.E. Tarver explains the classic texts, The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Art of Warfare by Sun Pin, in plain English. War is the perfect training ground for teaching Sun Tzu's ancient philosophies to attaining victory over an opponent. The Art of War outlines the steps for outwitting the enemy, be it an army of 10,000 or an unresponsive client. The Art of War teaches leaders strategies to attain victory by: Knowing when to stand up to an opponent, and when to back down. How to be confident without being overly confident. Considering the cost of the campaign before launching an attack. Avoiding an opponent's strengths and striking his weaknesses. "The one who is first to the field of battle has time to rest, while his opponent rushes into the conflict weary and confused. The first will be fresh and alert. The second will waste most of his energy trying to catch up." Be the first to the battlefield with The Art of War.

Stones into Schools

By Greg Mortenson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110115196X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 255
  • Pdf File: stones-into-schools.pdf

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From the author of the #1 bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian’s efforts to promote peace through education In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women—all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort. Since the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message.

Ways of Warriors, Codes of Kings: Lessons in Leadership from the Chinese Classic

By
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834829479
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: ways-of-warriors-codes-of-kings.pdf

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Here is a concise and user-friendly presentation of the ancient Chinese principles of leadership and strategy in the words of the masters themselves. Thomas Cleary has put together this collection of gems of wisdom from six of the great classics, including excerpts from his best-selling translation of The Art of War and other lesser-known but insightful texts.

The Leadership, Direction and Legitimacy of the RAF Bomber Offensive from Inception to 1945

By Peter Gray
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441162275
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: the-leadership-direction-and-legitimacy-of-the-raf-bomber-offensive-from-inception-to-1945.pdf

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This book offers a fresh approach to the debate on the RAF's bomber offensive by using modern strategic leadership theory as an analytical tool to examine the campaign. In particular, it looks at the legality and legitimacy of the offensive and explores the key interfaces between the military leaders, the politicians and allies. It also looks at the major controversies in the aims and objectives of the campaign and the personalities involved. Modern literature from the leadership field is used to consider the challenges facing those charged with the formulation and execution of the offensive. Aspects of the senior leadership disputes are also dealt with in the context of the leadership literature and in the wider context of the strategic challenges then facing Churchill, Sinclair and Portal. A multi-disciplinary bent to the book enables the reader to move beyond the narrow confines of military considerations to the thorough investigation of the legality, legitimacy and morality of the offensive.

Combat Warriors Who Matter Most

By Lt Gen Sube Singh Ahlawat
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  • Publisher : Lancer Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : History
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: combat-warriors-who-matter-most.pdf

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The Indian military is the most loyal institution of the country. Indian’s two neighbours, China and Pakistan keep troubling the country. China has got an unsatiable desire to gobble up our territory by salami slicing, where as Pakistan is all out to harm India by waging an ill conceived and irrational religious war, simply to avoid its own fragmentation. China has developed its technological weaponry and Pakistan had been enjoying the largesse of USA and Saudi Arabia for the last so many years and has raised a large military force. There is a threat from the duo and India is putting its act together to face a two front war.

The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools

By Sean B. Yisrael
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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Book Code : 1610489551
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: the-warrior-principal.pdf

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The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools is a marriage between the Art of War and effective school leadership principles. It describes the mentality and actions school principals need in order to spearhead the process of successfully reforming a failing and/or struggling urban public school.

Emotional Intelligence: The Intersection Where Warrior Meets Wall Street

By Dr. Sarah Spradlin
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1684717566
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 438
  • Pdf File: emotional-intelligence.pdf

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From Wall Street to Wilshire Boulevard, industry leaders face new battles every day in an effort to win the proverbial war over the competition. Whether the battle is fought behind enemy lines or at the head of the table in a boardroom, it is the application of emotional intelligence – a time-tested application dating back thousands of years – that underpins leadership success for warrior and industry leader alike. Emotional Intelligence offers concepts and techniques for developing emotional intelligence in business, with a focus on the parallels between warriors and business leaders and the value of developing emotional intelligence to both. The book takes a multidimensional approach to help industry leaders understand and apply emotional intelligence as they manage change. It highlights the art and science of EI and weaves in captivating stories from the battlefield to show the power of emotionally intelligent leadership.

Moral Warriors, Moral Wounds

By Wollom A. Jensen,James M. Childs
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498223516
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 994
  • Pdf File: moral-warriors-moral-wounds.pdf

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The experience of Wollom Jensen's distinguished career in military service and James Childs's long and productive career in the fields of theology and ethics combine to bring Christian ethics into dialogue with the harsh realities of military service in today's world of war. The authors seek to correlate the ethics of neighbor love with the vocation of the chaplaincy, the framework of just war theory, the published values of the military services, and sample issues such as the challenge of pluralism for the chaplaincy, drone warfare, interrogation practices, and truth-telling. Special emphasis is placed on the reality of moral injury and the moral obligation of society and the churches to respond to the needs of these wounded warriors. The book espouses the view that the Christian ethic, more than a set of principles, is a true ministry to those who struggle to be faithful and fear that they have not been.

Warriors or Peacekeepers?

By Kjetil Enstad,Paula Holmes-Eber
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030367665
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: warriors-or-peacekeepers.pdf

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As the past two decades of war in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Darfur and the Congo have revealed, war in the twenty-first century looks nothing like the traditional state-to-state conflicts of World Wars I and II which defined the previous century. Resolving today’s conflicts - typically based on complex ethnic, religious, economic and political dynamics - requires far more than mere military strength and technology. The military officer of today must simultaneously be a warrior and diplomat, combatant and humanitarian worker, soldier and peacekeeper. But how can today’s militaries prepare their leaders for such multifaceted roles? Warriors or Peacekeepers seeks to provide answers to this question, comparing and contrasting research on the successes and failures of military cultural education and training programs in seven different countries on three continents (U.S., Canada, Argentina Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands). This anthology consists of three main sections. The first addresses the theoretical issues of developing the warrior-peacekeeper: what constitutes cultural competence in the officer profession and the pedagogical challenges associated with developing such competence. The second compares teaching practices from various military educational institutions and provides insight into such issues as: how language training can build cultural awareness, helping officers navigate the ethical and moral challenges of dealing with gender in radically different cultures and the best didactic models to develop reflective skills in military leaders. The third section examines the structural and organizational conditions which historically have aided or impeded educational and organizational change in the military. This book will appeal to military academic communities, educational institutions, scholars in security studies, peacekeeping and conflict studies; and to decision-makers in governments and administration.

The Gospel of Leadership

By Ryan Krupa
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457565269
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: the-gospel-of-leadership.pdf

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This book is an odyssey into the truth of leadership’s nature and essence. Written for aspiring leaders, teachers of leaders, and followers, the aim is to practice awakening a leader’s potential. The book mirrors and reflects the inner nature of the leadership journey. It is written in a contemplative style and uses dialogue to exercise a leader’s will, intelligence, and spirit. The techniques taught in these chapters are dialogue, meditation, and contemplation. The author seeks to teach leaders how to exercise the power of will and the power of intelligence to make the kinetic chain of knowing, willing, and acting morally and intellectually strong. Reading this book serves as a leadership development exercise. This book is a teaching tool designed to demystify what takes place in the interior nature of a leader. It examines a leader’s soul, as it is exercised and strengthened in preparation for the cardinal act of leading, and it analyzes the act of making practical judgments, an act that demands the cultivation of a discerning mind to see and know the truth to be acted upon. Based on a true story, these chapters are a reflection on the formation of a leader and a realization of twenty years of research. The author studies the question: What does it take to develop a leader? Deliberations on eight years of guiding leaders on moral and intellectual quests in search of true freedom are revealed.

Intrepid Warriors

By Bernd Horn
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459706242
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: intrepid-warriors.pdf

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Command and leadership are very personal endeavours. The manner in which an individual commands others and exercises leadership speaks more to the character and personality of the individual in question than it does to the concept of command or leadership in and of themselves. Intrepid Warriors takes an intimate look at a number of Canada’s finest military commanders and leaders during the crucible of war. Collectively, the chapters in this volume offer invaluable insights into different command and leadership approaches, behaviours, and styles. They also reinforce the timeless truth that the character and presence of courageous leaders are critical to military outcomes, particularly during times of ambiguity, uncertainty, and chaos.

Samurai

By Enric Lladó Micheli,Araceli Guillamón
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  • Publisher : Kolima Books
  • Book Code : 8418811358
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: samurai.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 2014 a Japanese company asked Enric Lladó to identify the most important skills their executives should possess in order to take on the challenges of the future. Fruit of this commission, Enric created the Samurai leadership model. Since then, thousands of executives from numerous companies have been able to improve their leadership skills and business results after being trained in the four arts of this model. This book makes this knowledge available to everyone. It is addressed to those who aspire to make a difference generating positive changes around them. Through these pages the author will approach us to the ancestral wisdom of the legendary samurai warriors and will reconnect us with the true source of our personal power. We will discover that the word "samurai" means "the one who serves", that true leadership arises from within and that we can all tread this path because those who lead are really those who are able to serve.