Academic journal article Military Review

Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare

Academic journal article Military Review

Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare

Article excerpt

PATTON ON LEADERSHIP: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare, Alan Axelrod, Prentice Hall Press, Paramus, NJ, 1999, 271 pages, $23.00.

Patton on Leadership, a collection of US Army General George S. Patton's quotations and leadership vignettes, demonstrates how business managers can successfully apply military thinking to the most challenging situations. Alan Axelrod provides excellent insight into the Patton mind-insight that any good business manager can readily understand and implement. The book is especially strong in discussing leadership, attitude and obtaining positive results.

Imagine you are a business leader who has only seen the 1970 Twentieth Century Fox movie, Patton, starring George C. Scott. You most likely remember Patton as a rude, arrogant leader who became notorious for slapping one of his soldiers. You might think that a book about such a man would have little to offer. But a quick review of Patton's record will convince business leaders otherwise.

Patton transformed a demoralized, inefficient organization in North Africa into a force that eventually decimated its opposition. Business looks at the bottom lineand what a bottom line Patton produced! …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.