--- In civilwarwest@y..., thecoys@k... wrote:
> This discussion of leadership and command brings to my mind some
> questions that may or may not be answerable.
> 1) What made Robert E. Lee great and Braxton Bragg not so great and
> our number one general to pick on? When comparing the two can
> Bragg be considered as good a leader as Lee? Was Bragg as good a
> commander as Lee?
We're treading on thin ice here, hopefully Shotgun will pass a
benevolent smile on these procedings . . .
Egads, what a question. But I'd suggest, simply that Lee had
unbelievably good interpersonal skills, which allowed him to learn
and develop outstanding leadership skills.
No, Bragg couldn't hold Lee's epaulletes (sp?).
> 2) Does appointment to command automatically make you successful
> commander and or leader? The infamous Peter Principle....is it not
> applicable to military?
Of course not to the former, and of course to the latter.
> 3) Does success as a leader and commander at the regiment level
> make you automatically successful as a division commander? Success
> at division make you successful at the corps level?
Oh course not, again. See JB Hood, AP Hill, etc.
Villa Hills, KY