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April 30, 2015

Interviews: General Ann Dunwoody on Business and Books

By: Ryan Schleicher @ 9:00 AM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy


Today we close out our three-part residency with General Dunwoody with questions we ask every author. It's been a pleasure and an honor and we can't thank the general enough for her time. 

What is the one unanswered question about business you are most interested in answering?

The question in my mind is whether big business, major corporations or even governments are leveraging the power of strategic visioning. I believe that strategic visioning is a leadership game changer and can become the road map for the future of an organization.  

What book has influenced your work the most?

Good to Great by Jim Collins. A man ahead of his time in identifying Level V leaders and transformational change practices.

What is the book you wish you had written (or admire the most) and why?

I wish I had written something funny and witty that no one else had ever thought of. The works of Dr Seuss come to mind.

What book are you reading right now?

I just started reading Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall. He authored a best seller called Born to Run that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot from.

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Read our Q&A with General Dunwoody about her book A Higher Standard, which was preceded by her article "Aspiring to a Higher Standard."

About Ryan Schleicher


Ryan Schleicher is now in his third tenure at 800-CEO-READ, having left the nest previously for adventures in New Orleans and at Milwaukee's Frontier Radio Station, WMSE. Developed the old-fashioned way, Ryan began at 800-CEO-READ in shipping/receiving, but the bosses kept offering new opportunities in customer service, sales, and marketing (he's most famous for his stint at our former book giveaway site, inBubbleWrap), so it was a no-brainer to bring him back in a multifaceted capacity, with a focus on directing our PR and working with Author Services.