The Genius of Robert E. Lee

The Genius of Robert E Lee An American icon Robert E Lee ranks among the world s truly great leaders Al Kaltman author of the highly acclaimed Cigars Whiskey and Winning Prentice Hall Press which illuminates the leadership

  • Title: The Genius of Robert E. Lee
  • Author: Al Kaltman
  • ISBN: 9780735201873
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An American icon, Robert E Lee ranks among the world s truly great leaders Al Kaltman, author of the highly acclaimed Cigars, Whiskey, and Winning Prentice Hall Press which illuminates the leadership legacy of Ulysses S Grant, now turns his attention to reflect on the remarkable life of the Civil War general and his practical lessons for today s leaders corporate, ciAn American icon, Robert E Lee ranks among the world s truly great leaders Al Kaltman, author of the highly acclaimed Cigars, Whiskey, and Winning Prentice Hall Press which illuminates the leadership legacy of Ulysses S Grant, now turns his attention to reflect on the remarkable life of the Civil War general and his practical lessons for today s leaders corporate, civic, and military Arranged chronologically, The Genius of Robert E Lee presents Lee s personal incidents in his own words and is then followed by powerful advice for today s leaders The years Lee spent in the Army before the Civil War are the basis for many practical lessons in values based leadership How Lee dealt with the post war years teaches valuable lessons in taking on new leadership roles after failure and managing a second career Lessons focus on Taking command from a solid foundation and projecting a winning image Learning while teaching and delegating without abdicating Rising to challenges and continuously striving for improvement Robert E Lee is best remembered as the superb general who held the Union commanders at bay until his outnumbered, outgunned, and poorly fed army was finally overwhelmed by Union forces Today s leaders, especially those contending for scarce resources while meeting the challenges posed by better financed and technically advanced competitors, will profit from Lee s examples as they are presented in this book.

    One thought on “The Genius of Robert E. Lee”

    1. Much like modern business writers have done with the work of Sun Tsu, Kaltman attempts to take the wisdom of Lee and apply it to personal and business relationships. The historical elements are solid and the research sound, but many of his management suggestions are trite and obvious. Still, it is an interesting concept.

    2. You can say this is more of an up to date version of Sun Tzu The Art of War. I find that some of the lessons are very obvious, but couple of the lessons really stood out to me. Some of the lessons can be apply to an everyday business or personal relationship. Overall, I got to know more about Robert E. Lee than the actual lessons.

    3. The author chronilogically goes through the life of Robert E. Lee and adds anecdotal leadership lessons to each of the story stories that we could apply in our corporate lives and relationships. A great book that gleans a look into the integrity of the man behind the genius.

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