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The Resource Call sign Chaos : learning to lead, Jim Mattis and Bing West

Call sign Chaos : learning to lead, Jim Mattis and Bing West

Label
Call sign Chaos : learning to lead
Title
Call sign Chaos
Title remainder
learning to lead
Statement of responsibility
Jim Mattis and Bing West
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas -- and short-sighted thinking -- now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic. Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattis, James N.
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/345
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M414
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
West, Francis J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mattis, James N
  • Mattis, James N
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • Command of troops
  • Leadership
Target audience
adult
Label
Call sign Chaos : learning to lead, Jim Mattis and Bing West
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A carefree youth joins the disciplined Marines -- Recruit for attitude, train for skill -- Battle -- Broadening -- Rhino -- The march up -- A division in its prime -- Incoherence -- Cascading consequences -- Fighting while transforming -- Hold the line -- Essential NATO -- Disbanding bureaucracy -- Central Command: The trigonometry level of warfare -- Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- Friend or foe -- Reflections -- Epilogue: America as its own ally -- Appendix A. My letter to General Robert Johnston, October 1991 -- Appendix B. Jim Mattis on reading -- Appendix C. Correspondence between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral William Halsey, 1943 -- Appendix D. To the families of our sailors and marines deploying to the Middle East, February 2004 -- Appendix E. My dismissal of charges letter for Haditha incident, August 2007 -- Appendix F. President George W. Bush's assignment letter for NATO Supreme Command, September 2007 -- Appendix G. My USJFCOM commander's guidance for effects based operations, August 2008
Control code
on1112672474
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812996845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112672474
Label
Call sign Chaos : learning to lead, Jim Mattis and Bing West
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A carefree youth joins the disciplined Marines -- Recruit for attitude, train for skill -- Battle -- Broadening -- Rhino -- The march up -- A division in its prime -- Incoherence -- Cascading consequences -- Fighting while transforming -- Hold the line -- Essential NATO -- Disbanding bureaucracy -- Central Command: The trigonometry level of warfare -- Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory -- Friend or foe -- Reflections -- Epilogue: America as its own ally -- Appendix A. My letter to General Robert Johnston, October 1991 -- Appendix B. Jim Mattis on reading -- Appendix C. Correspondence between General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral William Halsey, 1943 -- Appendix D. To the families of our sailors and marines deploying to the Middle East, February 2004 -- Appendix E. My dismissal of charges letter for Haditha incident, August 2007 -- Appendix F. President George W. Bush's assignment letter for NATO Supreme Command, September 2007 -- Appendix G. My USJFCOM commander's guidance for effects based operations, August 2008
Control code
on1112672474
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812996845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1112672474

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