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No Substitute for Victory: Lessons in Strategy and Leadership from General Douglas Macarthur

Book Description

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. 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 defining victory and setting the right priorities for achieving it; building sleek, fast-response organizations; inspiring subordinates to unprecedented performance; focusing relentlessly on results; transforming organizational culture to value speed, knowledge, and honor; pursuing personal excellence; and winning.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Early Praise for No Substitute for Victory
  3. Authors' Acknowledgements
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction
  6. The Great Commander
    1. MacArthur at Inchon
      1. The Lessons of Inchon
      2. A Leader Worth Knowing
      3. A Results-Based Perspective
    2. A Leader's Destiny Fulfilled
      1. Reveille
      2. The Young Soldier
      3. A Rising Star
      4. The Fighting Dude
      5. An Executive Emerges
      6. A Fighter for the Philippines
      7. MacArthur's Return
      8. Japan's Proconsul
      9. A Limited Warrior
      10. Taps
  7. Principles of Strategy
    1. Define and Pursue Victory
      1. Reflection Questions:
    2. Understand the Situation
      1. Reflection Questions:
    3. Use Every Available Means
      1. Reflection Questions:
    4. Manage the Environment
      1. Reflection Questions:
    5. Utilize Surprise
      1. Reflection Questions:
    6. Multiply Your Rate of Movement
      1. Reflection Questions:
    7. Hit 'em Where They Ain't
      1. Reflection Questions:
    8. Aim for Envelopment
      1. Reflection Questions:
    9. Concentrate Your Force
      1. Reflection Questions:
    10. Build in Flexibility
      1. Reflection Questions:
    11. Make a “Reconnaissance in Force”
      1. Reflection Questions:
    12. Ensure Supply and Support
      1. Reflection Questions:
    13. Be Aggressive in Defense
      1. Reflection Questions:
    14. Act Alone When You Must
      1. Reflection Questions:
  8. Inspirational Leadership
    1. Unify Command
      1. Reflection Questions:
    2. Be a Role Model
      1. Reflection Questions:
    3. Visibility Matters
      1. Reflection Questions:
    4. Cultivate Image
      1. Reflection Questions:
    5. Make Compelling Speeches
      1. Reflection Questions:
    6. Demand Results When Necessary
      1. Reflection Questions:
    7. Expect the Best
      1. Reflection Questions:
    8. Extend the Personal Touch
      1. Reflection Questions:
  9. Management à la Macarthur
    1. Principles of Occupation
      1. Empathize and Connect with the People
      2. Create Change Through Established Local Authority
      3. Restore and Keep Order
      4. Enlist Expert Assistance
      5. End the Occupation as Soon as Possible
      6. Reflection Questions:
    2. Weigh Change Carefully
      1. Reflection Questions:
    3. Structure for Results
      1. Reflection Questions:
    4. Plan Honestly
      1. Reflection Questions:
    5. Invest in Training
      1. Reflection Questions:
    6. Develop Management Depth
      1. Reflection Questions:
    7. Delegate Whenever Possible
      1. Reflection Questions:
    8. Manage People Positively
      1. Reflection Questions:
    9. Adopt the MacArthur Tenets
    10. Do More With Less
      1. Reflection Questions:
    11. Avoid Human Losses
      1. Reflection Questions:
    12. Manage Upward
      1. Reflection Questions:
  10. Personal Traits of a Leader
    1. Live Your Values
      1. Reflection Questions:
    2. Pursue the Ideal
      1. Reflection Questions:
    3. Demonstrate Your Courage
      1. Reflection Questions:
    4. Take Initiative
      1. Reflection Questions:
    5. Prepare to Succeed
      1. Reflection Questions:
    6. Learn Continuously
      1. Reflection Questions:
    7. Study History
      1. Reflection Questions:
    8. Exude Confidence
      1. Reflection Questions:
    9. Get the Athletic Advantage
      1. Reflection Questions:
    10. Master the Art of Communication
      1. Reflection Questions:
    11. Forge Emotional Bonds
      1. Reflection Questions:
    12. Develop Your Media Savvy
      1. Reflection Questions:
    13. Embrace Innovation
      1. Reflection Questions:
    14. Accept Risk
      1. Reflection Questions:
    15. Love Peace
      1. Reflection Questions:
    16. A Patriot Be
      1. Reflection Questions:
    17. Sources
    18. The MacArthur Memorial and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation
  11. Photo Insert
  12. Index