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George Washington and the Art of BusinessThe Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief$
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Mark McNeilly

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189780

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.001.0001

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. Fundamentals of Success

. Fundamentals of Success

Building a Winning Team

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(p.115) 6. Fundamentals of Success
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George Washington and the Art of Business
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Mark Mc Neilly

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0007

This chapter examines the fundamentals of George Washington’s succcess in the building of a winning team and its relevance to business leadership. It describes the challenges faced by Washington against efforts to seek his removal from Congress, which came to be known as the Conway Cabal. His major opponents included Generals Thomas Conway and Horatio Gates. Washington managed to overcome this challenge by gaining the support of other legislators and his wartime colleagues.

Keywords:   George Washington, business leadership, Conway Cabal, Thomas Conway, Horatio Gates, legislators

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