Washington On Leadership: Lessons and Wisdom from the Father of Our Country

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Washington on Leadership: Lessons and Wisdom from the Father of Our Country
Cover of the 2015 English Edition
Author(s) George Washington
Country United States of America
Language English
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Publication year 2015
Pages 152
ISBN 9781629144788

Back Cover Text

George Washington is most famous for leading America to victory during the American Revolution and being the first President of the United States. One does not have those successes without being a great leader.

In Washington on Leadership, learn first-hand from the Father of Our Country about the skill, tactics, and techniques that go into great leadership. Such brilliant wisdom Washington has offered includes:

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

Whether discussing military tactics, life lessons, or knowledge from his forty-plus years of service for our country, George Washington is certainly a person that everyone should look up to as the basis for how to lead and the finer points of taking control for the greater good.

About the Author

George Washington (1732–1799) was the senior officer of the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War, the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, the man who presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution, and the first president of what became the United States of America.

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Revolutionary Years 1

  • Acceptance of Appointment, June 15, 1775 3
  • Letter to Governor Trumbull, July 18, 1775 5
  • Letter to Joseph Reed, January 14, 1776 7
  • Letter to Josiah Quincy, March 24, 1776 19
  • To the President of Congress, September 24, 1776 23
  • Letter to Bryan Fairfax, September 25, 1777 39
  • Letter to Lord Stirling, March 5, 1780 41
  • Speech, March 15, 1783 47
  • Letter to the Governors of All the States (on Disbanding the Army), June 8, 1783 55

Section 2 The Presidential Years 79

  • Washington's First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789 81
  • To the Bishops, Clergy, and. Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church, August 19, 1789 91
  • Letter to Catharine Macaulay Graham, January 9, 1790 95
  • Washington's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1793 101
  • Proclamation of Neutrality, April 22, 1793 103
  • Letter to John H. Stone, Governor of Maryland, December 6, 1795 105
  • Letter to Gouverneur Morris, Senator of Pennsylvania, December 22, 1795 107
  • Washington's Farewell Address, September 19, 1796 119

Publication Data

Washington On Leadership: Lessons and Wisdom from the Father of Our Country, George Washington, 2015, Skyhorse Publishing, ISBN 978-1629144788

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