BOOK REPORT Name:Eddie C. Baronia Jr. Grade: Date: 110910 Unit: Book Title: A Message to GarciaAuthor: Elbert Hubbard Why I chose this book: I chose this book because I was looking through the Commandants reading list, and it sounded interesting. Give a brief description about this book: A Message to Garcia is a very short book, it is about a man by the name of Rowan, and he is given a mission to bring a message to General Garcia. Rowan is responsible, accommodating, collaborative, and intelligent to act all by one’s self, Rowan is great at doing what he is assigned and does not have to be continually reminded.
Rowan is a man who concentrates on completion. If Rowan is appointed a task to do, he contemplates himself to where he can do an outstanding job. He has remarkable assurance in himself and what he does. Rowan is a gentleman that you can have faith in to carry out any job from the easiest to the most difficult and extensive. Rowan puts all his determination and emotion into his assignment and finishes the duty given. Rowan doesn’t place any justification not to bring out the assignment given, nor does he use any postponing tactic to delay the mission.
Don’t waste your time!
Order your assignment!
He used his own resources and delivered out the task. __________________________________________ Tactical lessons learned from this book: The tactical lessons I learned from A Message to Garcia are that if you are given a task to do, do it without being constantly told to do so and accomplish it to the best of your abilities and in a timely manner. Leadership lessons learned from this book: Leadership lessons I have learned from A Message to Garcia are to make sound and timely decisions and to ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished. How can the lessons learned be used today:
Lessons learned from A Message to Garcia that can be used today are to make sound and timely decisions, because when given a task you must accomplish it in a timely manner. Also, to ensure assigned tasks are understood, supervised, and accomplished, because if I were to give a task to someone with minor detail, how can I expect them to do an outstanding job. I would or would not recommend this book to my peers, and why: I would recommend A Message to Garcia to my peers because it is a short and easy read, also this book has many of the Marine Corps leadership principles that can be learned and be put into an everyday basis.