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Call sign chaos : learning to lead /, Jim Mattis and Bing West

Label
Call sign chaos : learning to lead /
Title
Call sign chaos
Title remainder
learning to lead /
Statement of responsibility
Jim Mattis and Bing West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis?the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time?and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine. Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas?and short-sighted thinking - now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. Mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership, executive leadership, and strategic leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic. Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy?one relevant to us all
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
B@L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattis, James N.
Dewey number
956.7044/345
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M414
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, Francis J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mattis, James N
  • Mattis, James N
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Cabinet officers
  • Command of troops
Label
Call sign chaos : learning to lead /, Jim Mattis and Bing West
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4754101
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996845
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
B4AE0E71-EE27-4D23-AD0F-05811887F4E1
System control number
(OCoLC)1113871019
Label
Call sign chaos : learning to lead /, Jim Mattis and Bing West
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=246&titleId=4754101
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996845
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
B4AE0E71-EE27-4D23-AD0F-05811887F4E1
System control number
(OCoLC)1113871019

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