Summary of Patton on Leadership

Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare

Prentice Hall Press,
First Edition: 1999 more...

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Patton on Leadership book summary
A good leader can hear the bullets whistling.


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In times of great crises, countries turn to uncompromising leaders like George S. Patton. Patton’s knowledge of momentum, morale, timing and tactics made him an almost irrepressible force in World War II, and author Alan Axelrod explains how you can adopt his theories in your own business competition. recommends this book to anyone in business, including those without a taste for war-themed literature, for its penetrating insights into the mind of an unparalleled leader.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The methods and techniques used by Gen. George S. Patton in leading the U.S. Third Army during World War II;
  • How to apply Patton’s rules of battlefield tactics to your own business competition, and
  • How to adopt Patton’s strategies of leadership to your own managerial style.


A Constant Advance
"I don’t want any messages saying we’re holding our position. We’re advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by his balls and kick the hell out of him all the time. We’re going through him like...
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About the Author

Alan Axelrod is the author of the bestseller, Elizabeth I CEO, and has written many books on management, business and career development, as well as works of military history and historical biography.

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