Cigars, Whiskey and Winning by Al Kaltman: | moriggl.info: BooksApr 01, ISBN 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.
Cigars, Whiskey & Winning: Leadership Lessons from Ulysses S. Grant
Before I begin the day, I try to read two things that are foundational for me, a spiritual reading and a leadership reading. I finally finished two year-long daily leadership readers and picked this up. I have long been an amateur student of the civil war and it seems most of the leadership literature focuses on Southern generals. Grant, being a Union general, has always interested me; he did not seem to have the flash and flair of a JEB Stewart or the grandeur of General Lee. He seemed to execute the war in a business-like fashion with little concern for personal fame or recognition. I find myself cheating and reading ahead often.