Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star
On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann
Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army—the first time a woman had ever
achieved that rank. The news generated excitement around the world. Now retired
after nearly four decades in the Army, Dunwoody shares what she learned along
the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her final assignment,
in which she led a 60 billion enterprise of over 69,000 employees, including
the Army's global supply chain in support of Iraq and Afghanistan.
With these and other guiding principles, A Higher Standard
offers practical, tactical advice that everyone can use to lead and achieve
with maximum success.
"General Dunwoody's book, A Higher Standard, provides
inspiring military philosophy and on-the-ground leadership experience. There
are powerful messages, and much to be learned from our United States Army's
first female four-star general, who is a woman with a brilliant career on and
off the battlefield. Challenge, change, and commitment flow from A Higher Standard!
A must-read for all leaders in every sector."—Frances Hesselbein,
President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute and 1998
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
pages, by Ann Dunwoody (Author), Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword)]