Richard Brookhiser, in “George Washington on Leadership,” makes the case that the founding CEO ran two startups: the Army and the presidency. By showing the circumstances of that ordeal, he distills lessons on how to establish procedures, practice flexibility, ascertain when expert advice is needed, create unity of purpose, and what to delegate.
Richard Brookhiser is a historian, journalist, and prolific biographer whose articles appear in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and many others. His interest is centered around the history of the Founding Fathers, which reflects in his other... (Read more)
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