"The Army does two things each and every day: it trains its soldiers, and it grows them into leaders. The principles and practices of effective leadership that make the United States Army the greatest landforce in the world are relevant, as well, to civilian organizations businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies."
from the Introduction by Frances Hesselbein and General Eric K. Shinseki (USA Ret.)
"The Army trains and develops more leaders than do all other institutions together and with a lower casualty rate. Be, Know, Do shows how this is being done and how it can be adapted by the nonmilitary: businesses, colleges and universities, nonprofits, and churches."
Peter F. Drucker
"So you want to be a leader? Be, Know, Do tells you how, through an insightful combination of lessons from the Army s battle–focused training manual and a series of organizational leadership case studies."
Regina E. Herzlinger, professor, Harvard Business School, and mother of Captain Alexander Herzlinger, U.S. Army Infantry
"Great leaders develop leaders at all levels who lead with integrity and values, are able to take action, and can make things happen. This book shows us how the very successful U.S. Army leadership development principles, be, know, do, have built one of the world s most successful leadership pipelines. Anyone who wants to lead well and develop leadership at all levels should read this book."
Noel M. Tichy, professor, University of Michigan Business School, and author of The Cycle of Leadership (with Nancy Cardwell)
1. What a Leader Must Be, Know, and Do.
2. The Character of Leaders.
3. People Are at the Core.
4. Leading from the Front.
5. It Takes a Team.
6. Managing Complexity, Leading Change.
7. Building and Leading Learning Organizations.
General Erik Shinseki (Ret.) is the former Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He is widely hailed as the person who led the transformation of the United States Army from a heavy and immobile organization to an effective combat force.
Richard E. Cavanagh is president and CEO of the Conference Board. He joined the Conference Board after serving as executive dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Formerly he worked with McKinsey & Company, Inc.