Long before leadership became identified as the catalyst for corporate success, the Civil War s winning general was showing the world how dynamic leadership is the crucial determinant of victory or defeat.Ulysses S Grant never sought fame of glory, nor did he try to tie his performance to personal reward Instead, he concentrated on contribution and service He looked upon being given increased responsibility not as increasing his power, but as increasing his ability to get the job done The great thing about Grantis his perfect correctness and persistency of purpose Abraham Lincoln In this masterful retelling of Grant s story, Al Kaltman draws on Grant s writings and life experiences to present a series of practical lessons on how to get superior performance from the troops.Going beyond mere how to s , Cigars, Whiskey Winning deals with character traits, core beliefs, and fundamental values to reveal the secrets to becoming a winning leader that are as much about who to be as what to do And there isn t a chart, table, or checklist in sight just a handy index of lessons for ready inspiration on demand....
|Title||:||Cigars, Whiskey and Winning: Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall Press 1 edition April 4, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||322 pages|
|File Size||:||674 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cigars, Whiskey and Winning: Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant Reviews
Wholeheartedly agree with so many other reviewers as it is not like other leadership books which drone on with endless story after story (with the lessons buried somewhere among them all) all the while forgetting that one of the most precious resources managers and leaders have is time. Good grief! Cut to the chase!
Very interesting read and not what I was expecting. It is written in short vignettes with a theme and an example and explanation; mot well under a page long. Easy applied to business or military leadership. You really don't even have to be a fan of Ulysses S. Grant to like the book as most lessons apply no matter who you are. Easy read and is great for picking up and reading a few pages at a time.
To date I have purchased 10 copies of this book; reading it numerous times over and gifting it to new managers within my professional circle. Great for anyone in a management role (or who wishes to one day be in a management role). Well researched and wonderfully written from beginning to end. Especially good gift idea for the guy who doesn't like reading books as the chapter here are short allowing it to be picked up and put down at any time without hesitation.
Good principles, not too much fluff, but U.S. Grant was apparently quite a flatliner. It also glazes over the horror of war, especially on the Union side, which I find a bit offputting.
It is easy to read and comprehend. However, the man himself may have been lionized a bit much- he did have critical shortcomings, as noted by historians.
Great read and excellent insight into leadership lessons for anyone. I am in the military and this book was recommended to me from a fellow military member; it complimented and was very good addition to the other leadership books I have read. It also is a fun read that departs from some of the more dry leadership books I have read with some interesting stories and biographical information about General Grant. I also gave this book as a gift to my brother who is not in the military and he has really enjoyed it as well. I think any student of leadership needs to have this book on their bookshelf.
It is merely a collection of one page articles and quotes and to get to decent book length some of it is pretty mundane. A few gems can be found but this book is why we all loved browsing the old bookstore. I would have grabbed it off the shelf right away and then put it back after looking thru the pages....
Great book about a great american leader i donated it to my ex high school