Muddy Boots Leadership: Real Life Stories and Personal Examples of Good, Bad, and Unexpected Results

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - History - 174 pages
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285 military "leadership situations" and the actions leaders have taken--and some real surprisesEmphasis on practical applications of leadership, coupled with real-life vignettes add the real spark to the leadership lessons learned and relearned by each generation of America's warriorsApplicable to business, corporate, and organizational leadershipLeadership, especially military leadership, has many purposes--to build effective organizations, to complete dangerous tasks successfully, and to mold teams that operate like winning athletic teams. Author John Chapman is a superb observer and chronicler of leadership events over many years and now shares his observations and the lessons learned about this essential military art.
 

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Very interesting book with lots of pointers for better management. I like the fact that it is written in plain English is easily read and is applicable to all leaders..not just military.The many ... Read full review

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Contents

LEADERSHIP
1
Chairbound Ignorance
2
Courtesy
4
Credibility
5
Personal Growth
6
First Impressions
7
Bravery
9
Inspections
10
The New Guy
85
Recognizing an Emergency
86
Chaplain
87
Births
88
Hey You Details
89
Promotion Boards
90
The Color Guard
91
Standards
92

Vision
13
Leader Personalities
14
Unit Personalities
15
Know Your Unit
16
Leader Selection
17
The Leadership Paradox
18
The Leaders Dilemma
19
Quitting
20
Not Quitting
21
Benefits of Personal Experience
22
Commander vs Leader
23
Power
24
Command Presence
25
Personal Priorities
26
Privilege and the Price of Leadership
27
Promises
28
The Easy Way is Always Wrong
30
A Soldiers Trust
31
Thinking
33
Taking Charge Timeline
35
Developing Subordinates
36
Developing Subordinates
37
The Power of Example
38
Reputation and Leadership
39
The Five Percent Solution
40
Sleep Plan
41
Rights Card
43
Your Reputation
44
Motivation
45
Names
46
Tolerance of Mistakes
47
Leader vs Manager
48
Snivel Gear
49
Soldier of the Month
50
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE
51
Competition Management
52
The Ultimate Correction
53
The Execution of Unpopular Orders
54
When to Make Decisions
55
Delegation
56
Command ClimateZero Defects
57
Orders
58
Attention to Detail
59
Expertise
60
Timeliness
61
Coin Temptation
62
Criticism
63
Ethics
64
Ethical Priorities
65
Situational Ethics
66
Honesty
68
Soldiers Evaluation of You
69
Courage
70
SOLDIERS
73
Family Readiness Group Information
74
Soldier Health
76
Hospital Visitation
77
Section Visits
78
Sponsorship
79
Blood Alcohol Level
80
Rewards
81
NCO Work
82
Deeds not Words
83
Associates
84
COMMUNICATION
95
When Less is More
97
Listening
98
Contact Time
99
Newspapers
100
Gossip
101
Rolodex
102
Everything in Life is a Graded Event
103
Situation Report
104
COUNSELING
105
Counseling Journal
107
Footlocker Counseling
108
Initial Counseling
109
Personal Counseling
110
ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
111
Uniform Inspections
112
Inbox Shuffle
114
Promotion Preparation
115
Promotion Selection
116
Keyboard Time
117
Additional Duties
118
Cup and Flower Fund
119
Impact Awards
121
Personal Emergency
122
Justice and Mercy
124
Public Exposure
125
Support for Programs
126
Systems
127
Discipline Drives Routine
128
Meetings
129
MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING
133
Maintenance Schedule
134
Equipment Service Schedule
135
Weapons Maintenance
136
Technical Competence
137
Retraining
138
Internal Training Classes
139
Junior Leadership Development
140
Judgment
142
PT Cadence
143
Command Emphasis at PT
144
Officer Training Responsibility
145
AfterAction Review
146
Reports of Survey
147
Inventory
148
Equipment Field Loss
149
Clothing Inventory
150
PROSPERING PROFESSIONALLY
153
Dont Hide Bad News
154
Survivorship Briefing
155
Advice
156
Silver Bullets
157
Commitment to Soliders
158
Doctrine
159
Victim of Your Experience
160
The First Report is Always Wrong
161
Optional Social Functions
162
Staff
164
TEN RULES TO LIVE BY x 3
165
Soldiers
166
Leadership
167
The Soldiers Creed
169
Index
171
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John Chapman is a retired Army major and frequent writer on a wide range of military-related subjects. He resides in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

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