Major General Aubrey
Me I: The Human Element in Leadership
by Aubrey S. Newman
A reader, 1997 Valuable leadership lessons, drawn from life.
Based on a long-running series of essays in ARMY Magazine, this work is based on the
learning and wisdom of a highly decorated officer of wide experience in both command and
staff. General Newman is not only an effective warrior but also a fine teacher
able to bring the lessons to life with real examples taken from both peacetime and combat
While the text is specifically intended for military leaders, the lessons are so
universally applicable that it might be said that with their diligent use, one could
hardly fail, in any profession.
Volume I is one of three. While there is some repetition over the three volumes,
(due to their origin as periodical essays), this hardly detracts from their usefulness.
Get all three and spend some profitable time in the company of a fine gentleman and
a great leader.
Me II: More on the Human Element in Leadership
by Aubrey S. Newman
Follow Me II is the final collection of "Red"
Newman's widely read and influential "Forward Edge" columns published in ARMY
magazine over a twenty-year span. Red was virtually a legend in his own time.
His leadership as a regimental commander on Red Beach during the October 1944
Leyte landings in the Philippines inspired the "Follow Me!" painting in the Army
in Action poster series. Through his writings General Newman has had a major
influence in the development of generations of U.S. Army leaders. The articles
in Follow Me II, written in Newman's pithy and often poignant style, are filled with
nuggets of information of value to leaders and commanders ranging from two stripes to two
stars. General Newman deals with leadership not as a theoretical construct but
as a personal tool for motivating real people to accomplish everything from the
"ash-and-trash" routines of garrison life to the seemingly impossible demands of
combat. Newman's writing conveys the knowledge and wisdom of a lifetime in the
army, both in peacetime and at war, and his devotion to the service and the people who
make it a human entity. Follow Me II is a rare combination of recollections,
anecdotes, and incidents that provides important leadership lessons and serves as a window
through which the reader can observe and appreciate the "Old Army."
Lessons and the Art and Science of High Command
by Aubrey S. Newman
A reader , August 2, 1997
This, is the third in a set of three compiling General Newman's long-running series of
essays in ARMY Magazine. Volume III contines the lessons, with more emphasis
on high command.
While specifically designed for the military leader, General Newman"s principles are
universally applicable and will prove useful for anyone in a leadership position.
All three are highly recommended.
One off the great works on strategy in this century
Liddell Hart is perhaps one of the greatest military thinkers of this century.
early works were influential to the german generals, who invented the blitz-krieg doctrine
prior to WW2. And his later works, first of all "Strategy" has been
textbook material in military academies throughout the world since WW2.
In "Strategy, The indirect approach" Liddel Hart expands on Clausewitz theories,
as they apply to 20th. century warfare. His basic theory is that the
concentration of force against the weak points of the enemy is achieved by mobility - in
every sense of the word. His basic premise is, that the enemy must ever be on
the horns of dilemma - that is in doubt of your intentions. In Liddel Harts
thinking, this concept includes: superior use of mobility, the use of multiple possible
objectives to confuse the enemy and the ability to concentrate superior force if you do
battle. The sum of Liddell Hart´s theories is a grand strategy, that places
the emphasis on superior mobility (of troops and mind) and the ability to create confusion
in the enemy - in other words Blitzkrieg. Furthermore he was one of the first
to consider, how a domocratic government would influence military strategy.
addition to this the book is a great read.
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