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A Higher Standard

Leadership Strategies from America's First Female Four-Star General
Narrated by: Patricia Santomasso
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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A Higher Standard takes a candid look at the exciting military career of US Army General Ann Dunwoody, who received her fourth star - a rank never before reached by a woman - in her fourth decade of service. From her first command leading 200 soldiers to her final one leading 69,000, Dunwoody reveals the challenges she faced and the changes she initiated by sharing both the smallest moments and the most pivotal events in her career.

With a foreword by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the bestseller Lean In, this book offers sound leadership principles, insight into critical issues facing our nation, and applicable lessons for achieving success in any field.

©2015 Ann Dunwoody (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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  • Virginia Schwab
  • 12-10-2018

Excellent

This is one of the best leadership books I've read. She not only talks about her life and the military but she gives excellent leadership strategies.

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  • Katresha
  • 24-09-2018

Amazing

I knew part of her story, now I know a lot more. Truly an inspiration. Thanks for paving the way for those that are coming behind you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-2017

Amazing

Great book
I am a parachute rigger female and I was told by my superiors that they worked with our retired General and made me feel proud to know she shared my same love for the field❤️🇺🇸
Thank you for making the road easy for females in the military.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-2017

great lessons to be learned.

relative to my experience in the military. so many things I wish I could have applied what I learned in this book to the difficulties I never overcame. *slams phone on floor* SO MUCH BULL$@#&!!!

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  • Nora
  • 07-01-2016

A must read for rising leaders

This book is filled with mentorship for anyone who wants to lead at a higher level of excellence.

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  • Tiffany C
  • 05-01-2016

Amazing! Great leadership even if not military

This book is an amazing story about a strong woman who identifies advocates and others that just saw here potential and helped her move her career in a promising direction. while also identifying others who stood in her way including herself at times. I read this book after I read Lean In; it is the perfect follow up. Sheryl Sandberg even writes the forward! this is a great book even for those who are not in the military! Loved it!!

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  • Jessica Kessel
  • 02-10-2019

Mediocre until the end.

This book was read poorly, and written more like a detailed timeline. While I enjoyed the stories, it could have made exponentially better in many ways. However, I take exceptional issue with the political opinions added at the end. They were extremely misplaced, and factually inaccurate. What a shame.

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  • Matt L
  • 03-08-2019

outstanding general, less than great author

With respect to General Dunwoody, she might have been a fantastic army general, but a good author, she is not. This book reads like she wrote down her chapter tiles and then woke up every morning and wrote down all the things that came to her mind that were loosely related to the topic. It's not really a book about leadership principles. It's more of a disorganized memoir that jumps all around her career and uses management key words to support very generic "leadership" ideas. All of the "leadership" content could be condensed into about 15 minutes. I wish she would have just written a memoir that followed her life and accomplishments sequentially. It would have been a MUCH better book. She had such an amazing career; it too bad it's all jumbled up. It was difficult to finish.

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  • Julia Mcadams
  • 01-10-2015

Great leadership book

The book is amazing! Insights into what it takes to be a leader military or civilian. The performance is a bit off with the acronyms but wouldn't be noticeable to most listening.