On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army — the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, General Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her final assignment, in which she led a $60 billion enterprise of over 69,000 employees, including the Army’s global supply chain in support of Iraq and Afghanistan.
In this episode, Anne tells us what it means to truly lead a team in a unified goal. In both this interview, and her new book, A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody’s strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization.