From Library Journal
Both graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, the Dorland brothers attempt to demonstrate how the techniques and strategies learned during their years of military training transferred into successful business management and leadership practices. Nothing is revealed here that is not available in basic management sources. The examples provided are superficial and, while the general concept of skill transfer may be sound, the authors do not provide enough depth of treatment to make the book worthwhile. Pagonis, the three-star army general who was responsible for logistical support to the U.S. forces in the Gulf War, provides a memoir of his career in the army, including his appointment to this assignment. Not only is this good reading, it contains lessons of dedication, patience, and tolerance for a large organizational structure. Pagonis details his own leadership techniques, which he admits should be applied to other organizations only with careful judgment. Add this one to management collections.- Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad. Lib., West Point, N.Y.
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