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What Makes Great Leaders Great: Management Lessons from Icons Who Changed the World by Frank Arnold

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CHAPTER 37

Clearly Define Jobs and Assignments

LEARNING FROM

General George Patton

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George S. Patton (1885–1945) is among the most successful generals of World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor triggered the United States’ entry into the war, the then Major-General Patton, under the supreme command of General Dwight Eisenhower, successfully led the Western Task Force in Operation Torch during the American landings in North Africa in November 1942. Promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general, he then commanded the U.S. Seventh Army during the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, remaining in charge until January 1944, when he was reassigned to ...

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