Eisenhower Leadership Qualities

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LEADERSHIP QUALITIES

26. The dictionary meaning of Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this. According to Dwight D. Eisenhower “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. To become an effective Military Leader, one need to have some significant leadership qualities”. Field Marshal Harold Alexander demonstrated leadership qualities throughout his military career and political career.

a. Knowledge. Facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education which gain through the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject is called knowledge. A good leader must be a master of his profession and should have
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Dwight David Eisenhower was born in October 14, 1890 in Texas. He got commissioned in 1915 as a second lieutenant of US Army. Eisenhower was promoted to the rank of permanent lieutenant Colonel in 1936. On October 3 1941 he was promoted to Brigadier General. In 1942 he was appointed supreme commander allied force of the North Africa Theatre of operations. Eisenhower was promoted to the rank General of the Army in December 1944. He was an operational command of NATO force in Europe.

28. General Dwight Eisenhower was a matured and an old man but achieved success in military strategic goals in order to gain winning situation at most of his fully committed carrier as a great gentlemen and leader.When General Eisenhower was appointed as a Supreme Allied Commander for the planned Normandy Landings he suggested that Alexander as a ground forces commander. Because he was popular General among both British and US troops. Overall responsibility of land force were under him and he was the person led the ground troops. General Dwight Eisenhower had a winning personality with wide experience in war. Field marshal Harold alexander was the person who has ability to get along with people with sound tactical conceptions. From that born quality he achieved success in the
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Field Marshal Harold Alexander was the one of the greatBritish military leader who served in both great wars. During world war one he was a platoon commander in France. He commanded British Expeditionary Force during world war one in the France. He took part major role during Burma campaign. In august 1942 BritishPrime MinisterChurchill appointed Alexander as a commander chief of the British forces in NorthAfrica. DuringSicily and Italy campaign he commanded allied forces in the second battle of ElAlamein, he worked with Field Marshal Montgomery as a commander of the Montgomery’s eighth army.

40. After his successful career the military he was appointed as a governor general of Canada from 1946 to 1952 and he was a very popular governor general among the Canadianswho appreciate his military and communication skills. In 1952 he became a defence minister under Churchill’sgovernment. Afterserving of two years as a defence minister he retired in 1954.in age of 78 years he died in 16 June 1969.Field Marshal Harold Alexander was a great military leader who demonstrated endurance, courage and loyalty to superiors throughout his military and political
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