Introduction: Leadership in War and Peace

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Book Chapter

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The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell


Business and Leadership


In examining the art and science of American military leadership from the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, this book spotlights the complex dynamics of effective leadership. The authors probe the human and social factors that affect leadership development, as well as the education, experience, and mentoring that shape a leader's career.