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Author: Al Kaltman
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Title: Cigars, Whiskey & Winning: Leadership Lessons [Paperback] by Al Kaltman
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Publisher: Prentice Hall Press (1998)
Pages: 322

Cigars, Whiskey & Winning: Leadership Lessons [Paperback] by Al Kaltman by Al Kaltman



Personal Name: Kaltman, Al. Publication, Distribution, et. Paramus, . Prentice Hall Press, (c)1998. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. Great read and excellent insight into leadership lessons for anyone. I am in the military and this book was recommended to me from a fellow military member; it complimented and was very good addition to the other leadership books I have read. It also is a fun read that departs from some of the more dry leadership books I have read with some interesting stories and biographical information about General Grant. Good grief! Cut to the chase! Well Mr. Kaltman has none of that realizing that your time is important and you need the lesson quickly as the maxims are succinct-one sentence long-with a very short story (half to one quarter of a page) of Grant’s use of it and the outcome

Cigars, Whiskey and Winning book. Temporary Always Act Ethically Trust Yourself To Make Good Decisions. In his final chapter on Grant’s lackluster presidency Kaltman makes the case that Grant may have failed in political office precisely because he did not apply to political life the same skills he used as a military leader. Perhaps there is nothing new under the sun. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Thucydides, Sun Tzu, and Shakespeare sound very contemporary to the thoughtful reader.

Read "Cigars, Whiskey and Winning Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant" by Al Kaltman with Rakuten Kobo. In this masterful retelling of Grant's story, Al Kaltman draws on Grant's writings and life experiences to present a series of practical lessons on how to get superior performance from the troops. Going beyond mere "how-to's", Cigars, Whiskey & Winning deals with character traits, core beliefs, and fundamental values to reveal the secrets to becoming a winning leader that are as much about "who to be" as "what to do". And there isn't a chart, table, or checklist in sight-just a handy index of lessons for ready inspiration on demand

Al Kaltman's Cigars, Whiskey, and Winning a minor masterpiece of analysis, deals with Lt Gen Ulysses S. Grant's ability to advance leadership to a higher art form. Expressed as a grade, this book deserves an A. Kaltman makes a formidable contribution to our understanding of why General Grant was so effective in doing the right things at the right time for the right reasons. The author writes in a lively and provocative style. Based largely on the general's autobiography, The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, the book is organized into 11 chronological periods in the life of this towering figure. Using well-selected historic examples, each chapter is subdivided into a number of cogent lessons.

Ulysses S. Grant was a perceptive and surprisingly modern manager," writes Al Kaltman. A pragmatist who learned from his own and others' successes and failures, he brought new dimensions to strategic planning. He was adept at seizing and exploiting opportunities as they presented themselves, and he boldly shattered paradigms long before the term paradigm had made its way into the management jargon. Cigars, Whiskey & Winning is a savvy blend of biography, history, and leadership wisdom that will appeal to aspiring business leaders and Civil War buffs alike.

Cigars, Whiskey and Winning. Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant. Published April 4, 2000 by Prentice Hall Press.

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Long before leadership became identified as the catalyst for corporate success, the Civil War's winning general was showing the world how dynamic leadership is the crucial determinant of victory or defeat. Ulysses S. Grant never sought fame of glory, nor did he try to tie his performance to personal reward. Instead, he concentrated on contribution and service. He looked upon being given increased responsibility not as increasing his power, but as increasing his ability to get the job done. "The great thing about Grant...is his perfect correctness and persistency of purpose." (Abraham Lincoln) In this masterful retelling of Grant's story, Al Kaltman draws on Grant's writings and life experiences to present a series of practical lessons on how to get superior performance from the troops. Going beyond mere "how-to's", Cigars, Whiskey & Winning deals with character traits, core beliefs, and fundamental values to reveal the secrets to becoming a winning leader that are as much about "who to be" as "what to do". And there isn't a chart, table, or checklist in sight-just a handy index of lessons for ready inspiration on demand.
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fetish
Grant has endured a curious legacy. Between the Southern "Lost Cause" movement and the scandals that occurred within his presidential cabinet, Grant's outstanding military career has been overlooked in the last century. But his accomplishments in the Civil War were among the greatest of any military strategist in history. Oddly, British historians and military analysts were the first and most effusive in praise of Grant's skills. More recently, both his military career and his presidency have seen more objective and more positive re-examination. Grant was one of the two or three finest generals of the nineteenth century. But he was also a superior communicator. His orders were impeccably written and his memoirs among the most fluent of all books in the English language. This book takes anecdotes and examples from Grant's life and his memoirs and interprets them in light of modern business practice. In these brief lessons, Grant emerges as a superior manager and leader for all ages. I found this both entertaining and enlightening.
Eyalanev
Very interesting read and not what I was expecting. It is written in short vignettes with a theme and an example and explanation; mot well under a page long. Easy applied to business or military leadership. You really don't even have to be a fan of Ulysses S. Grant to like the book as most lessons apply no matter who you are. Easy read and is great for picking up and reading a few pages at a time.
Iarim
Wholeheartedly agree with so many other reviewers as it is not like other leadership books which drone on with endless story after story (with the lessons buried somewhere among them all) all the while forgetting that one of the most precious resources managers and leaders have is time. Good grief! Cut to the chase!

Well Mr. Kaltman has none of that realizing that your time is important and you need the lesson quickly as the maxims are succinct—one sentence long—with a very short story (half to one quarter of a page) of Grant’s use of it and the outcome. And the historical aspect makes the book fun to read.

Other authors and books could learn from this style. Buy it. Read it. Chances are you will be glad you did.
Felolak
To date I have purchased 10 copies of this book; reading it numerous times over and gifting it to new managers within my professional circle. Great for anyone in a management role (or who wishes to one day be in a management role). Well researched and wonderfully written from beginning to end. Especially good gift idea for the guy who doesn't like reading books as the chapter here are short allowing it to be picked up and put down at any time without hesitation.
Ese
Great read and excellent insight into leadership lessons for anyone. I am in the military and this book was recommended to me from a fellow military member; it complimented and was very good addition to the other leadership books I have read. It also is a fun read that departs from some of the more dry leadership books I have read with some interesting stories and biographical information about General Grant. I also gave this book as a gift to my brother who is not in the military and he has really enjoyed it as well. I think any student of leadership needs to have this book on their bookshelf.
Qutalan
In "Cigars, Whiskey and Winning," Al Kaltman breaks down the autobiography of Ulysses S. Grant and offers lessons on leadership. Kaltman is shrewd enough to rely on heavy passages from Grant's book which rightfully ranks as an American classic and lets Grant do most of the speaking. Kaltman does not shy from Grant's rollercoaster life, highlighting both the highs and lows though his take on Grant's presidency is rushed and could have been better. Still, there are certainly lessons to be learned from Grant's dramatic life and Kaltman does a solid job of illustrating them.
Eng.Men
It is easy to read and comprehend. However, the man himself may have been lionized a bit much- he did have critical shortcomings, as noted by historians.
Good principles, not too much fluff, but U.S. Grant was apparently quite a flatliner. It also glazes over the horror of war, especially on the Union side, which I find a bit offputting.