William Hanne

Diogenes Station

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A Perspective on Transformational Leadership Thirty Years Later

At the height of the Cold War, Colonel William Hanne was selected to command Diogenes Station, an isolated, high-security, U.S. Army field station in Turkey.

Being selected for a command as a colonel is an honor; being selected as commander of 500 men and women under stress is a challenge.

Dr. William G. Hanne, Colonel (U.S. Army ret.), shares the techniques of meeting such a challenge through transformational leadership and MBWA—Management by Walking Around, techniques that will be useful to anyone who must assume a leadership role and bring out the best in every one of the people on their team.

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About the Author

A graduate of West Point, Dr. William G. Hanne retired as a Colonel from the United States Army after nearly thirty years of service, during which time he completed two tours of duty in Vietnam and served in both Germany and Turkey. Holding an M.S. in Geography from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Educa- tion Policy, Planning, and Administration from the University of Maryland, Dr. Hanne was also Assistant Professor in Geographic Research at West Point. Dr. Hanne currently teaches Russian history and political geography as a volunteer for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program under the auspices of the University of Arizona.

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William Hanne

2 reviews for Diogenes Station

  1. 68th Armoron

    Powerful approach to improve operational effectiveness
    From Amazon.com By 68th Armoron February 18, 2017
    Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Interesting case study of management in the U.S. Army. Very clear description of the management problems the new commander faced and the successful plan the management team devised to improve unit morale and effectiveness. Approach could be applied to any management situation. Includes metrics for measuring success over time.

  2. John Knutsen

    This is just a great read with significant insights into effective management and leadership. It provides an excellent demonstration how effective management principles transcend many disciplines. Whether military strategy or business, the management principles demonstrated here are worthy of duplicating in any situation requiring strong leadership. I think you will find Colonel Hanne’s story both an interesting read and lesson plan for successful management in any endeavor.

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