Cigars Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons from General

Cigars Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S Grant [Epub] ❧ Cigars Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S Grant Author Al Kaltman – Long before leadership became identified as the catalyst for corporate success the Civil War's winning general was showing the world how dynamic leadership is the crucial determinant of victory or def Long before leadership became identified as and Winning Epub Ý the catalyst for corporate success the Civil War's winning general was showing the world how dynamic leadership is the crucial determinant of Cigars Whiskey MOBI :º victory or defeatUlysses S Grant never sought fame of glory nor did he try to tie his performance to personal reward Instead he concentrated on contribution and service He Whiskey and Winning eBook ✓ looked upon being given increased responsibility not as increasing his power but as increasing his ability to get the job done The great thing about Grantis his perfect correctness Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons MOBI :º and persistency of purpose Abraham LincolnIn this masterful retelling of Grant's story Al Kaltman draws on Grant's writings and life experiences to present a series of practical lessons on how to get superior performance from the troopsGoing beyond mere how to's Cigars Whiskey Winning deals with character traits core beliefs and fundamental values to reveal the secrets to becoming a winning leader that are as much about who to be as what to do And there isn't a chart table or checklist in sight just a handy index of lessons for ready inspiration on demand.

10 thoughts on “Cigars Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S Grant

  1. Scott Scott says:

    I learned so many lessons about leadership communication organization and character from this book I always thought of Grant as a heavy drinker who led by being one of the boys He was so much than that

  2. Michael Brady Michael Brady says:

    This analysis of the life career and leadership style of one of the United States’ most successful generals and least successful presidents is a uick informative and thought provoking readUsing the military career of Hiram Ulysses Grant as a framework author Al Kaltman has created a uick reading combination of biography historical analysis and a guide for leaders By using the life of one of the Civil War’s key figures as a backdrop Kaltman engages the reader by showing that a leader’s effectiveness can be a life and death matter In doing so the author dodges a common fault of many management and leadership books and creates a connection between common sense practices with real world resultsSuch a bracing read may be a little too much for sensitive folks who do not believe managers in their corporation deal with conflict and risk on a daily basis Those of us in the security trade however not only believe it; we thrive on the fact of it Across 11 chapters Kaltman moves chronologically through Grant’s early military career his failures his return to the Union Army in 1861 his successful prosecution of the nation’s most disastrous war and its aftermath The author breaks the chapters into different lessonsSeize Opportunities Failure Turn Mistakes into Training Opportunities Know Your Competition See the Total Picture Don’t Scatter Your Resources Shatter Paradigms Pounce on Your Competition’s Blunders Focus On What You Could Be Doing Develop an Alternate Plan Always do what’s RightAll lessons are as applicable today especially in the guarding industry as they were some 150 years ago Some sections – such as “Know Your Competition” – will resonate with those of us who compete for business with peers who once were fellow employees Others such as “See the Total Picture” will be valuable to those of us with responsibilities to national accounts and other nationwide programs Other sections deal with discipline the value of delegation and the promotion of staff members – for good and ill – in ways that will ring true to professional security managersIn the book’s Conclusion Kaltman offers the reader his take on “The uintessential Grant” by encapsulating the lessons Grant applied throughout his military careerUse the Planning Process to Set Priorities Focus On the Contribution You Could Be Making Be Persistent and Tenacious Identify the Information You Need Create a Thinking Machine Surround Yourself with Good People Remember That the Work Must Be Done By Others Be Considerate and Fair to Your People Make Allies of Those Who Do Not Report to You Recognize That Success Is Temporary Always Act Ethically Trust Yourself To Make Good Decisions In his final chapter on Grant’s lackluster presidency Kaltman makes the case that Grant may have failed in political office precisely because he did not apply to political life the same skills he used as a military leader Perhaps there is nothing new under the sun Perhaps it is no coincidence that Thucydides Sun Tzu and Shakespeare sound very contemporary to the thoughtful reader Perhaps we have read all this before Perhaps Kaltman’s gift to the reader is simply to have created a palatable delivery vehicle for common sense leadership methods Perhaps the rest is up to us

  3. Paul Paul says:

    A person might think that the life of General later President Ulysses S Grant is an unlikely place to find leadership lessons applicable to the modern age That is what this book attempts to doDid you know that Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant? The Congressman who appointed him for West Point filled out the application for Ulysses S Grant When he tried to correct the error the clerk at West Point said that the application could not be changed Rule number one try to keep bureaucrats out of your organizationPeople need meaningful work Interviews reveal than resumes You have to earn your stripes Turn mistakes into training opportunities It's not important who gets the credit See for yourself what's happening Committees study good ideas to deathKnow when to listen to your subordinates Know when to disobey orders There isn't only one right way Know when not to hold a staff meeting Ask the right uestions Sooner or later everyone gets sick Take responsibility for your actions You can't succeed if they don't How to pick the right person for the job Know when something smells fishy Never act in anger regardless of the provocation Unfortunately President Grant was not able to put into practice the leadership lessons of General GrantThis is a really good historymanagement book Each leadership lesson is illustrated by an example from Grant's own memoirs It is very much worth reading

  4. DFM DFM says:

    This book was recommended to me by a four star general over a decade ago and I just finished reading it for the second time It is a uniue book on management using examples from Grant’s time in the military It’s a relatively short read that I highly recommend I am giving the book 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons The first is that a few of the lessons presented in the book appear to be contradictory The second is that this is less of a book on Grant’s management style and of a book of management lessons the author believes in and he uses examples of Grant’s career to highlight It’s as if the author wrote the lessons and then scanned Grant’s papers for material in support of these lessons Still the book presents some valuable lessons and is certainly worth reading—especially for those in positions of leadership

  5. Ed Ed says:

    Very interesting entertaining and enlightening series of anecdotes An easy read and yet thought provoking at the same time It is easy to see why Grant was overlooked so often until Lincoln realized the gem he had

  6. Joshua Sedlock Joshua Sedlock says:

    Small short stories about Grant in his time at a civilian and soldier All of which that can relate to anyone in their current life situation

  7. Marcellus Kumor Marcellus Kumor says:

    Great book full of stories that range from humorous to sobering Each one carrying great leadership lessons that anyone could learn from

  8. Laura Leal Laura Leal says:

    Ez readBroken up page by page I liked the lessons on each page would recommend good leadership thoughts and ideas Will use them

  9. Jenn Jenn says:

    This book is good for those who are history buffs and1 are in management supervision It has tales of Grant's life and how they relate to being the best manager supervisor2 enjoy a pick up put down start anywhere kind of book Each tale is only a page or two long making it easy to start and stop uickly

  10. Vutha Um Vutha Um says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it It's a great read for people in managerial position It will either enhance your skills andor teach you new skills to become a efficient leader This book will sharpen your mind and motivate you to be better than you are for the sake of your personal and business relationships

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