Lead Like Ike: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day

A novel, intriguing and importantly highly instructive approach enabling us to truly grasp fundamental management principles In the person of Dwight Eisenhower planning and executing the D Day landings and the subsequent liberation of Europe, these basic concepts are vividly brought to life As Loftus rightly observes, no CEO ever faced a daunting, pressure fil A novel, intriguing and importantly highly instructive approach enabling us to truly grasp fundamental management principles In the person of Dwight Eisenhower planning and executing the D Day landings and the subsequent liberation of Europe, these basic concepts are vividly brought to life As Loftus rightly observes, no CEO ever faced a daunting, pressure filled, obstacle laden mission than did Ike Perfect reading for these turbulent times Steve Forbes, Chairman CEO, Forbes Media Geoff Loftus has written an intriguing and highly useful book on Dwight Eisenhower s extraordinary ability as a leader If you liked Ike before, you ll like him even now And you ll be grateful to Geoff Loftus Christopher Buckley, author of Boomsday and Thank You for Smoking In Lead Like Ike, Geoff Loftus provides keen insights on management lessons drawn from one of the greatest battlefields in military history The lessons may appear simple, but it s the simplest management principles that we often forget Listen to your people Set your vision Be consistent about your message Let your managers manage Salvatore J Vitale, Senior Vice President, The Conference BoardWho was the greatest CEO of the 20th century A persuasive case can be made for General Dwight D Ike Eisenhower, who undertook history s most harrowing executive assignment Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied Europe on June 6, 1944 In Lead Like Ike, business journalist and communications guru Geoff Loftus weaves a fly on the wall narrative from Ike s perspective as supreme allied commander overseeing the Normandy invasion While swept into a gripping story that honors the sacrifice of all who fought and died on D Day, you ll also be drawn to a cache of battle tested strategies and tactics with direct applications to modern day business leadership.
Lead Like Ike Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D Day A novel intriguing and importantly highly instructive approach enabling us to truly grasp fundamental management principles In the person of Dwight Eisenhower planning and executing the D Day landing

  • Title: Lead Like Ike: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day
  • Author: Geoff Loftus
  • ISBN: 9781595550859
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed "Lead Like Ike: Ten Business Strategies From The CEO Of D-Day" by Geoff Loftus. As a former soldier and someone who studies all things martial, and as someone with business and law degrees who speaks on the topics using military and warrior references, this book was extremely informative and enjoyable to read.The book is part history, part business lessons. Loftus takes the reader on a journey through what he calls the world's most daunting business initiative. He writes abo [...]

    2. In Lead Like Ike: Ten Business Strategies from the CEO of D-Day, author Geoff Loftus examines Dwight D. Eisenhower’s leadership of the D-Day Invasion in order to find management lessons for modern-day corporate executives. Eisenhower overcame tremendous hurdles, including extremely tight deadlines, the need to assemble a huge executive staff and company, a board with not entirely in-sync wants, a chairman who wouldn’t commit, and a mission that involved invading a continent and could lead to [...]

    3. An unorthodox but highly interesting look at Eisenhower's performance as C-in-C in the ETO. It's hard to tell whether Loftus wants to teach managers history, or historians business skills, but some of his mantras can be used for anyone's life-improvement.

    4. The premise of this book is great–there are valuable leadership and administrative lessons and strategies to be gleaned from Dwight Eisenhower’s D-Day operations.However, the book lacks practical application of these lessons. Throughout the historical narrative of Eisenhower’s operations are text boxes with administrative nuggets. But that’s where it ends. There is no how-to or strategy on implementing these ideas in today’s business setting. An example–On page 78 the lesson gleaned [...]

    5. Have you ever thought about what it would be like to switch places with someone else and walk in their shoes for a day or a week or a year?Geoff Loftus makes the switch for us by naming Dwight D. Eisenhower the CEO of D-Day, Inc the most important corporation of the 20th century.FDR and Winston Churchill become leaders on Eisenhower’s Board of Directors. Ike becomes an upper-level middle manager.It’s an odd and interesting twist on a familiar story that begins with a great deal of promise bu [...]

    6. Of course I thought this book was amazing -- I wrote it. But don't take my word for it, this is what Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes Media thought: "A novel, intriguing--and more importantly--highly instructive approach enabling us to truly grasp fundamental management principles. In the person of Dwight Eisenhower planning and executing the D-Day landings and the subsequent liberation of Europe, these basic concepts are brought to life. As Loftus rightly observes, no CEO ever faced a more daunting, [...]

    7. One of the best books on leadership by one of History's best all time leaders. This book revolves around 10 leadership themes that Ike typified. A must read for anyone in senior leadership positions. As much a history of Ike's leadership as it is a book on real world leadership with relevance for today.Highly recommend.

    8. Business Insights from a Military LeaderUntil I heard this audio book LEAD LIKE IKE, I had never thought of the military leadership functioning like the CEO of a corporation. This book takes an innovative approach comparing General Dwight Eisenhower’s role as the supreme commander organizing the military operations of World War 2 with the CEO of a corporation. Ten key characteristics form the backbone or outline of this book. The information was engaging and interesting. I heard the book cover [...]

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