The new book "Athena's Bridge: Essays on Strategy and Leadership" by Michael Hennelly, Ph.D., bridges the gap between the military and corporate worlds.
Author and strategist Michael Hennelly, Ph.D., has released his groundbreaking new book, "Athena's Bridge: Essays on Strategy and Leadership." The book draws on Hennelly's extensive experience in both military and corporate settings to uncover hidden connections between these two worlds, providing valuable insights for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills or develop effective strategies.
During Hennelly's military career, he qualified as an Army Ranger, was certified as an Army strategist, and led soldiers overseas. He has also worked with four-star generals and Fortune 500 CEOs and has spoken on strategy and leadership to corporate groups across the country and at universities, including Yale and Notre Dame.
The book is the result of the seven years Hennelly spent teaching strategy and leadership to cadets at West Point, the prestigious United States Military Academy. It is designed to bridge the gap between the military and corporate worlds, two areas of strategy that are rarely if ever, discussed together.
"Athena's Bridge is the result of my many years of experience in the military and corporate worlds," said Hennelly. "I wanted to create a book that would help others see the connections between these two seemingly disparate areas of strategy and leadership."
The book covers a wide range of topics, including the role of leadership in both military and corporate contexts, the importance of strategy, and the lessons that can be learned from history and modern business. Hennelly draws on examples from his own experience, as well as from history and modern business, to illustrate his points.
One of the book's most fascinating sections is the chapter on the relationship between Disney and Pixar. Hennelly argues that the success of this partnership can be attributed to the way in which they combined their respective strengths – Disney's distribution network and brand recognition with Pixar's creative talent and technology. He shows how this collaboration can be used as a model for other companies looking to form successful partnerships.
"Athena's Bridge: Essays on Strategy and Leadership" by author Michael Hennelly, Ph.D. is available now on Amazon and other major book retailers.