Gen. Ann Dunwoody: Leadership Lessons


In this video, first female Four-Star General, General Ann Dunwoody, gives a presentation on leadership and the importance of teamwork. She shares that you have to believe in yourself - if you don't think that you're the best at what you do, then no one else will either. She does caution to not confuse believing in yourself with blustery overconfidence or conceit. "I didn't make this journey alone - hardly anyone does."

General Ann Dunwoody is the former commanding general of one of the Army’s largest commands, the US Army Materiel Command. She is the first woman in US military history to achieve a four-star officer rank, and US Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno called her “quite simply the best logistician the Army has ever had.” She led many divisions at home and abroad and commanded at every level. She also supported the largest deployment and redeployment of US forces since WWII. The author of the book, A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General, Dunwoody shares what nearly four decades in the military taught her about effective leadership, revealing the core principles that guided her to her historic appointment. Through engaging stories and battle-tested insights, she offers audiences practical, tactical advice to lead and achieve with maximum success – no matter the size or scope of their organization. Spunky and a straight shooter, she is exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau.

First Female Four-Star General, Retired Commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Author of A Higher Standard

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General Ann Dunwoody is the former commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, one of the largest commands in the Army with more than 69,000 employees and presence in all 50 states and 145 countries. She was also the Army’s deputy chief of staff, G-4 (logistics) and supported the largest deployment and redeployment of U.S. forces since WWII. The first female four-star general, Dunwoody led many divisions at home and abroad, commanding at every level, and she addresses leadership, peak performance, leading change, visioning, and logistics.