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The study of strategic leadership as a formal, analytical concept is relatively new. Therefore, concrete, historical examples of leaders who have wrestled with the width and breadth of strategic-level challenges are of inestimable value. Marshall's contributions were no accident of history. They resulted from the exercise of effective strategic leadership, consciously and consistently applied across a broad spectrum of activities and interests. This study analyzes the nature and effects of that leadership and captures the magnitude of Marshall's achievements as a strategic leader during what were frequently regarded as the unglamorous prewar years.
Strategic Leadership; Nelson; Marshall; leadership
John T. Nelson COL,
General George C. Marshall: Strategic Leadership and the Challenges of Reconstituting the Army, 1939-41 ( US Army War College Press, 1993),