Their welfare and needs were always at the front of his mind as he made his plans for war. Lee gained this devotion by caring for and understanding his men, from the lowest private to his most trusted generals.
Blame-shifting is a sign of immaturity, taking responsibility is a sign of leadership. General Stonewall Jackson was an aggressor, always willing to attempt a daring maneuver if it could give his side the edge.
He shared in their circumstances, never feasting in his tent while his men starved. It would be especially beneficial for young, aspiring leaders looking for a framework to start becoming the leader they one day hope to be.
Leaders take responsibility- Poor leaders blame, great leaders own. Aspiring leaders need to learn the lesson that blame shifting distracts from what is important and undermines the loyalty of people you lead.
Read this entertaining book and enjoy the insights it offers, but keep in mind as well, that some of the elements presented are difficult to distinguish as purely leadership principles applicable for today and some tie to a larger than life figure who even in this book, tends to be presented in the context of the popular mythology that surrounds him than a purely objective understanding of the man himself.
Leaders work hard and rest well- Lee worked harder than anyone in his army, but he always took time to rest his mind and renew his spirit.
He was committed to the biblical ideal of Sabbath rest. Lee also cared for his foot soldiers. He starts by showing how Lee was shaped by events leading up to the most storied part of his life.
One tale told about Lee is that he rode for three days without sleep or food in order to find a way for the United States army to flank the enemy without being seen. It should strongly appeal to military leaders today who no doubt long for the elements of such a leader in the context of today.
People who enjoy reading that gives them concrete principles that apply to their lives will enjoy this book. Lee as a leader and gives a tremendous amount of good information and insight that makes it well worth the read. This book lends itself to being reread throughout your life.
Owning and taking responsibility, on the other hand, leads to a maintained focus on what can be controlled and the devotion of the people you lead. This care for his men created a devotion that was unmatched and an army that would gladly go wherever Lee led them.
His reports to President Davis never included negative or deprecating comments about his subordinate generals. He owned every situation, every failure.
Lee is probably second only to Benjamin Franklin in terms of a famous American non-president around whom an almost larger than life mythology has formed. Again, not a big weakness because even the less applicable principles serve to prepare the reader for what leadership will mean for them in the future.
So, while the book has many great applications and principles, some of the applications and principles are specific to people of certain ages and stations. Lee viewed blame-assignment as a distraction from what really mattered.
Lee drew up plans that allowed these men to utilize their strengths. His over-arching desire for all of his men was that they be successful and fulfilled. The book is historical without being dense or slow. Lee spent hours studying military strategy and was always available to get on the ground and do any job necessary for success.
Young adults must learn the lesson that rest must be a part of their schedules. It combines history, biography, leadership, and business into a story that is both compelling and helpful.
He did not attempt to make himself look better by publicly reprimanding a subordinate. Many young adults, who aspire to leadership roles, often seek to gain leadership roles through taking over every group, meeting, or conversation.
Also of importance would be a recognition of the context of the day and culture where the south heavily romanticized and idealized both the man and the cause to a degree that would be difficult to understand and relate to in the context of our experience, especially when it comes to political and military leaders.
He wanted his men to be able to do what they did best. As a general he studied his opponents, and he spent time talking to and seeking to understand his men.
This book does an outstanding job of presenting Robert E. They lead without learning. Even when Lee was elevated to the General of the Army of Northern Virginia, he always submitted to and never undermined the leadership of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, even when he disagreed.
He listened carefully during every meeting, briefing, or planning session always seeking to be teachable when Scott was speaking. It is also an excellent study of a true giant of American history and, by association, of a historic period with tremendous ramifications still rippling through the American subconscious, today.12 leadership lessons in the words of Robert E.
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Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned/5().
Robert E. Lee eluded the Union juggernaut for four years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military acumen, winning many battles even though losing the war. However, his reputation and legacy have remained intact, suggesting leadership principles that could be applied today.
Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character. By H.W. Crocker. Gen. Robert E. Lee eluded the Union juggernaut for four years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military.
Mar 23, · In Lee on Leadership, HW Crocker uses the life of Robert E Lee to draw out lessons and leadership principles that exceed the scope of the war for which Lee is so well known. The book begins with an overview of Lee’s life and accomplishments.
The author demonstrates from the life of Robert E. Lee, a profound example of Christian leadership. He takes Lee's exemplary leadership and then applies them to business today. The principles can be applied by young and old /5.Download