No Substitute for Victory : Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas MacArthur
Theodore Kinni and Donna Kinni
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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: lessons you can use, no matter what you intend to accomplish
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 setting the right goals... building sleek, fast-response organizations... inspiring subordinates to unprecedented performance... focusing relentlessly on results... pursuing personal excellence... and winning. Because there's no substitute for victory in your life, either
Define victory... and pursue it relentlessly
Know exactly what you want to achieveand inculcate the will to achieve it
Use all your weaponsincluding speed and surprise
Magnify your power in war and in business
You can't fight what you can't see
The urgency of "personal reconnaissance" and superior intelligence
"I Shall Return": The power of symboland personal resolve
Speak the right words; then back them with the right actions
After Japan's surrender: taking command, establishing trust
MacArthur's entrance into Japan: the value of personal courage
MacArthur at Inchon: Master strategist at work
Build breakthrough strategies on observation, clear thinking, and realism
Transforming West Point: Enduring values, constant learning
Timely lessons about changing cultureand making it stick
52 leadership lessons from the 20th Century's greatest warrior and peacemaker
Powerful lessons in strategy, motivation, organization, execution, values, and personal excellence
Inspiration and execution: from the battlefields of Inchon and Leyte to the halls of West Point
How MacArthur led the world's greatest culture transformation: the renewal of Japan
MacArthur and his staff: Building flexible, fast, knowledge-driven organizations
No Substitute for Victory teaches 52 extraordinary lessons from the life of Douglas MacArthur, the legendary U.S. general who helped win World War II in Asia, and then led Japan's transformation into one of the world's most peaceful and democratic nations
If you're a leader, MacArthur's life of leadership offers more than inspiration: It offers remarkably powerful insights into the issues you're facing right now
Drawing on MacArthur's own words and deeds, you'll discover how to lead with your personal values... how to build strategies that leverage all your assets... how to fundamentally change your organizational culture... how to motivate your people to do the impossible... and how to keep growing as a leader no matter how far you rise or how much you accomplish!
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About the Authors
Theodore Kinni has written more than 100 published articles on business topics ranging from Japan's keiretsu to employee training at Colonial Williamsburg. His books include America's Best: IndustryWeek's Guide to World Class Manufacturing Plants; Future Focus: How 21 Companies are Capturing 21st Century Success. He is editor of The Business Reader Review, and his business book reviews have appeared in publications ranging from Publisher's Weekly to IndustryWeek. Kinni is a member of The National Book Critics Circle. Donna Kinni is an entrepreneur who has created and operated two successful companies, including The Business Reader, a business-to-business bookseller. She was formerly vice president with Kemper Securities. Together, Theodore and Donna Kinni have co-authored two previous books: 1,001 Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back and Ayn Rand and Business.
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