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Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

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by James McPherson

On this, the 200th Anniversary of perhaps our greatest President - I'm still holding out for Washington, but perhaps that's on the basis of his entire body of work - it's worth considering his role as Commander-in-Chief. Not merely as described in Eliot Continue reading the story "Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief"

Winston Churchill

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by John Keegan

Churchill is in fashion again. His wartime leadership made him one of the character studies in Supreme Command. He's been used as a model of executive leadership. He and Reagan have been the subjects of a joint study. The one limitation of all Continue reading the story "Winston Churchill"

A War Like No Other

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by Victor Davis Hanson

Why do we still care about the Peloponnesian War, 2500 years after it ended? Because it became the prototype war for death struggles between ideologies. With the possible exception of the Punic Wars, the Roman wars of conquest were primarily political and Continue reading the story "A War Like No Other"

A Civil War

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by John Feinstein

When Charlie Weatherbie arrived to take up his first head coaching position, he was asked about Army-Navy. He'd seen other rivalries, he said. He knew about other rivalries, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, for instance. Seemed no different to him. People at Navy spent way too Continue reading the story "A Civil War"

Supreme Command

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by Eliot A. Cohen

Almost everything you think you know about the civilian-military relationship in a democracy is wrong. Sure, you know that the military needs to be subordinate to the civilian. But what, exactly, does that mean? You think you know that the politicians should Continue reading the story "Supreme Command"

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

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by Jim Collins

The good is the enemy of the best. Good enough is good enough. Then, when the water's smooth and it's a clear night out and everyone's asleep in their cabins, it isn't good enough anymore. In the face of a crisis, or with Continue reading the story "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t"

Pour Your Heart Into It

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by Howard Schultz

Reading this book was like taking a trip back through b-school. Virtually everything Howard Schultz mentions is standard fare now at the DU curriculum, from the founding ideals of a company, to how companies raise money, to the strategies for growth, and how Continue reading the story "Pour Your Heart Into It"

Churchill On Leadership

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by Steven Hayward

Why should business leaders study Churchill, a political leader. Steve Hayward notes that Churchill's leadership was primarily during wartime. So he may have more lessons for business leaders, who are always in competition, than for politicians, who more often seek consensus. Compare, for Continue reading the story "Churchill On Leadership"