A Higher Standard by Ann Dunwoody audiobook

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General

By Gen. Ann Dunwoody, US Army, (ret.) , with Tomago Collins
Foreword by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Patricia Santomasso

Gildan Audio 9780738217796
9.15 Hours 1
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The first female four-star general in military history shares leadership lessons based on her thirty-eight years of service in the United States Army. 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 a hundred 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. What was the driving force behind Dunwoody’s success? While her talent as a logistician and her empathy in dealing with fellow soldiers helped her rise through the ranks, Dunwoody also realized that true leaders never stop learning, refining, growing, and adapting. In A Higher Standard, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody’s strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization. They include lessons such as “never walk by a mistake,” a mandate to recognize when something is wrong, big or small, and to hold people accountable. Not only can this save billions for an industry, it can sometimes save the lives of soldiers and citizens. She also advises that “leaders aren’t invincible—don’t try to be”; to be our best, we have to acknowledge our worst. And she encourages listeners to “leverage the power of diversity” by creating teams of people from different backgrounds to provide a broad range of ideas and devise the best-informed decisions. With these and other guiding principles, A Higher Standard offers practical, tactical advice that everyone can use to lead and achieve with maximum success.

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The first female four-star general in military history shares leadership lessons based on her thirty-eight years of service in the United States Army.

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 a hundred 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.

What was the driving force behind Dunwoody’s success? While her talent as a logistician and her empathy in dealing with fellow soldiers helped her rise through the ranks, Dunwoody also realized that true leaders never stop learning, refining, growing, and adapting. In A Higher Standard, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody’s strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization. They include lessons such as “never walk by a mistake,” a mandate to recognize when something is wrong, big or small, and to hold people accountable. Not only can this save billions for an industry, it can sometimes save the lives of soldiers and citizens. She also advises that “leaders aren’t invincible—don’t try to be”; to be our best, we have to acknowledge our worst. And she encourages listeners to “leverage the power of diversity” by creating teams of people from different backgrounds to provide a broad range of ideas and devise the best-informed decisions.

With these and other guiding principles, A Higher Standard offers practical, tactical advice that everyone can use to lead and achieve with maximum success.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As this book shows, [Dunwoody’s] commitment to and zeal for service haven’t ended with her military retirement.” Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, Aspen Institute and New York Times bestselling author
“An amazing, uplifting story—and an important one for us to learn from.” General Stanley McChrystal, United States Army, (ret.)
“A must-read for all leaders in every sector.” Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

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Author Bio: Gen. Ann Dunwoody US Army, (ret.)

Author Bio: Gen. Ann Dunwoody US Army, (ret.)

General Ann Dunwoody, US Army, (ret.) is the former commanding general of one of the Army’s largest commands, the United States Army Materiel Command. Now retired, she offers strategic insights to companies and corporate boards. In addition to becoming the first woman in United States military history to achieve the rank of four-star general, she was also the first woman to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg’s first female general officer.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English