Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

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Leadership is about emotional connections; it is about trust; it is about being authentic. John Cantwell knows this from almost forty years of leading men and women in some of the toughest situations imaginable. Now he reveals all he has learned about leadership during his rise through the ranks from Private to General in the Australian Army. Leadership in Action describes the skills needed to build loyalty, teamwork, decisiveness and dozens of other vital ingredients for success, and shows how they connect to create true leadership. Filled with specific guidance and examples for leaders in all walks of life, Leadership in Action presents a unique framework of leadership techniques that work in any situation.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522868266
  • 9780522868265

About John Cantwell

John Cantwell AO served in combat duty in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, as the director of strategic operations of the multinational forces in Iraq in 2006, and as the commander of Australian forces in the Middle East in 2010. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his 'inspired leadership, deep commitment to his people and superior performance on operations'. Since his retirement Major-General Cantwell has lectured on leadership and military affairs and supports several organisations for wounded and emotionally damaged veterans. His best-selling book Exit Wounds was shortlisted for the Australian autobiography of the year in 2013.show more