“Lead Like Ike” by Geoff Loftus

Imagine being given the responsibility of starting a business with a specific goal and one year to build your team, gather equipment, and hire your employees. The goal is a task which has not only never been accomplished, it’s never been tried. One year is the target and you know you will be replaced if the timeline is not met. Your employees will not only number in the hundreds of thousands, they must be trained in this never been tied task, and they will be multi-national. All of this literally life or death – not in an allegorical sense, but in a physical life or death sense for your employees and in a way of life sense for a majority of the world’s population.

This is the daunting position Dwight D. Eisenhower found himself in in 1943. The procedures, challenges, obstacles, personalities, failures and the ultimate success, is chronicled in Geoff Loftus’ “Lead Like Ike.”

Loftus identifies ten strategies used by Ike to make it all happen. He related these strategies to the modern business environment.

I enjoyed the book from a historical standpoint, as well as a practical leadership guide.

For me, this book was a page turner and I enjoyed it immensely.

I post these reviews as a member of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger Program. I receive a free copy of the book, but am not required to give a positive review.  Check it out at http://www.booksneeze.com

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