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No Substitute for Victory: Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas MacArthur

No Substitute for Victory: Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas MacArthur

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  • Copyright 2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-204515-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-204515-5

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General Douglas A. MacArthur's extraordinary life of leadership spanned three wars and more than six decades inside and outside the military. He defined principles of leadership that were decades ahead of their time: principles reflecting extraordinary wisdom about strategy, motivation, organization, execution, and personal growth. Now, Theodore and Donna Kinni distill 52 powerful leadership lessons from MacArthur's life. On MacArthur's command, millions of American soldiers risked their lives. After winning the peace in World War II, he led 80 million citizens of Japan to embrace the most radical and successful cultural change any nation has ever achieved: the transformation from militaristic emperorship to modern democracy. Those extraordinary achievements arose directly from MacArthur's singular approach to leadership.  This book reveals what MacArthur knew about defining victory and setting the right priorities for achieving it; building sleek, fast-response organizations; inspiring subordinates to unprecedented performance; focusing relentlessly on results; transforming organizational culture to value speed, knowledge, and honor; pursuing personal excellence; and winning.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Foreword.

Introduction.

I. THE GREAT COMMANDER.

1. MacArthur at Inchon.

2. A Leader’s Destiny Fulfilled.

II. MACARTHUR’S PRINCIPLES OF STRATEGY.

3. Define and Pursue Victory.

4. Understand the Situation.

5. Use Every Available Means.

6. Manage the Environment.

7. Utilize Surprise.

8. Multiply Your Rate of Movement.

9. Hit ‘em Where They Ain’t.

10. Aim for Envelopment.

11. Concentrate Your Force.

12. Build in Flexibility.

13. Make a “Reconnaissance in Force”.

14. Ensure Supply and Support.

15. Be Aggressive in Defense.

16. Act Alone When You Must.

III. INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP.

17. Unify Command.

18. Be a Role Model.

19. Visibility Matters.

20. Cultivate Image.

21. Make Compelling Speeches.

22. Demand Results When Necessary.

23. Expect the Best.

24. Extend the Personal Touch.

IV. ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT À LA MACARTHUR.

25. Principles of Occupation.

26. Weigh Change Carefully.

27. Structure for Results.

28. Plan Honestly.

29. Invest in Training.

30. Develop Management Depth.

31. Delegate Whenever Possible.

32. Manage People Positively.

33. Adopt the MacArthur Tenets.

34. Do More with Less.

35. Avoid Human Losses.

36. Manage Upward.

V. PERSONAL TRAITS OF A LEADER.

37. Live Your Values.

38. Pursue the Ideal.

39. Demonstrate Your Courage.

40. Take Initiative.

41. Prepare to Succeed.

42. Learn Continuously.

43. Study History.

44. Exude Confidence.

45. Get the Athletic Advantage.

46. Master the Art of Communication.

47. Forge Emotional Bonds.

48. Develop Your Media Savvy.

49. Embrace Innovation.

50. Accept Risk.

51. Love Peace.

52. A Patriot Be.

Sources.

The MacArthur Memorial and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation.

Index.

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