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~~Leadership Explained in Detail~~
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2019
September 3, 2019
I am a USN Chief Petty Officer (Ret) and absolutely loved this book by the General... As explained in the blurb, it is divided into 3 sections..direct leadership, executive leadership and strategic leadership.
Reading is an excellent way to broaden my horizons and this book did exactly that for me. The Marines, of course, are famiiar to me but this book gave me further insight into their training. I had no idea, for example, that all are trained as Infantry Officers first. And, when they go up the ladder in the 'O's that they are given a new book to study for that position.
This one will explain leadership techniques to anyone that is interested. One of my favorite parts was that the intent of the leader must be understood. The three C's ....competence, caring and conviction were also mentioned. The caring part is so true when being a leader as those junior troops will not only hear that but feel it...in their hearts.
I did have one laugh out loud moment in remembering my days as a USN recruiter. Tough times for both of us, it appears. He, of course, was in charge of the recruiters and I was on the receiving end. The mid 1980's was not a good time for either of us!
Just an outstanding book which I enjoyed reading thoroughly. I kept envisioning going into the USMC and advancing up the ladder to eventually become the Secretary of Defense. A plus 40 years of service in the Corps. Wow..just wow... Truly hope you enjoy your well deserved retirement...as we say in the USN. Bravo Zulu, Sir... I salute you.
Most highly recommended and for multiple reasons., integrity, honesty, service to country and an outstanding style of leadership...
Will contact Amazon about the lack of the Verified Purchase as I did purchase it ... Order below. Per Amazon's guidance, had to delete original review and resubmit...Two calls and my request has been forwarded to Communities for assistance.
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