Stonewall Jackson Leadership Style Analysis

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The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. Theodore M. Hesburgh The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. Tony Blair Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. Ken Blanchard Under the leadership of Generals Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson, it is generally thought that the Confederate military benefited with generals and officers that were superior to that of the Union. In reality, the skill of both the Confederate and Union generals was far more level than is usually believed. The Union itself was able to draw a significant number of officers at the outbreak of the war. In 1861, when the war was finally underway and all possible officers were called in for both the Union and the Confederacy, the Northern army had over nine-hundred officers while the Confederate army had less than three-hundred officers. The top officers in both the North and South had been trained at West Point in New York and though there were regional differences in terms of advantage, overall the top officers were arguably even. The Confederacy, however, as able to…show more content…
Under Generals Taylor and Scott, Davis was a veteran in the Mexican War, where he served as a colonel. He had experience as being Franklin Pierce's Secretary of War years before, but despite his experiences over Lincoln militarily, the military prowess of General Robert E. Lee in the Eastern Theater of War was unable to be matched by any other Confederate generals in the West, where Lincoln's officers had a large advantage. As opposed to Lincoln's flexibility as a leader, Lee was largely hindered by Jefferson Davis who was possibly too "controlling" when it came to fighting the war despite Lee's

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