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Call sign chaos : learning to lead
Call sign chaos : learning to lead
Mattis, Jim2019
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Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas -- and short-sighted thinking -- now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.
Main title:
Call sign chaos : learning to lead / Jim Mattis and Bing West.
Imprint:
New York : Random house, 2019
Collation:
xiv, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index.
Contents:
pt. I Direct Leadership -- pt. II Executive Leadership -- pt. III Strategic Leadership.
ISBN:
9780812996838
Dewey class:
355.0092355
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryBiography355 MATAvailable
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