Monday, April 11, 2011

Lead Like a General

I just published my first book. It is a leadership book that takes examples from the American Civil War. Most of the examples were also drawn from local history focused in the Northern Virginia Region. Although not explicitly about the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, many of NVRPA's parks figure into these storys.

Combining the best in modern research on leadership with real life examples from the American Civil War, Lead Like a General will help people in any field hone their leadership abilities. Using many engaging and untold stories of a day-in-the-life of a Civil War leader, this book shows how the research on leadership styles, organizational structure, brain dominance and other related fields can be seen in the actions of these historical figures. A must read for those interested in developing their leadership abilities, as well as those looking for new insights into some of the leaders, both north and south, from this pivotal period of history.

Here is what some leaders are saying about this book:

"Paul Gilbert has captured the essence of the best leadership, merging his personal experience with seldom-heard histories of Civil War generals. He offers powerful precepts for those who must lead today."

Donald S. Beyer, Jr. U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Former Lt. Governor of Virginia

"The American Civil War shaped modern America more than any other event since the American revolution. The length and scope of the civil war tested the leadership of Americans from both the North and South. Both sides learned that leadership is an essential foundation to success. Paul Gilbert's new book explains how leadership shaped events in the war and how these lessons apply to life today."

Brig General John W. Douglass USAF (ret) Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy

“Paul Gilbert’s Lead Like a General combines some of the best thinking on leadership with some of the tactics and strategies of the best Generals in the Civil War. So if you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy the read. If you’re interested in leadership you’ll also enjoy it. And if you’re a bit of both, as am I, you’ll love it! ”

Dr. Steve Gladis Executive Coach, Leadership Development & Motivational Speaker and Professor, and author of 16 books on leadership and communication

“Paul Gilbert is a leader in public lands, and historic preservation and in Lead Like a General the sites of Civil War actions are part of the story. Gilbert does a great job of capturing the drama of this time, the key lessons and the important places that helped make America what it is today.”

Cate Magennis Wyatt President of Journey Through Hallowed Ground

“Paul Gilbert closely examines universal leadership traits, and offers sound advice for what it takes to be a successful leader. He reminds us that effective leaders focus on their natural skills and use them to their best advantage.”

Dennis H. Treacy Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and Chief Sustainability Officer Smithfield Foods, Inc.

For more information on this book, or to order your copy go to Amazon Books:

1 comment:

Joanne M. Lozar Glenn said...

Congratulations, Paul! Nice cover, too.