Leadership Principles Leveraged from Key Civil War Battles
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV SOUTHFIELD MI SOUTHFIELD United States
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The purpose of this research is to answer the question How can the strategic leadership lessons learned from three Civil War battles help todays acquisition leaders be more effective This research analyzes the leadership of North and South Army commanders during three Civil War battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. The Army commanders analyzed are Ambrose Burnside, Robert E. Lee, George Meade, and George McClellan. Specifically, this analysis begins with what is learned from each commander and battle, and further addresses the comparison of each battles, strategic objectives, mission planning, terrain, troops available, time, leaders and their traits, critical strategic leadership decisions, rationale, consequences, and implications. The objective after conducting this analysis and comparison is to create a set of lessons learned from each Civil War battle and leader for use by todays acquisition leaders, and how the conclusions of this research can be used by present day strategic and acquisition leaders.
- Administration and Management
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- Military Forces and Organizations