No Greater Honor: Lessons From My Life as a Soldier (Paperback)
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No Greater Honor is a fascinating look at leadership principles from the perspective of a retired Major General in the US Army, one of the few women to have achieved that rank. The advice she offers is based on her own experience but is also applicable to other industries. She shares the lessons she learned from almost 40 years uniform. Her stories capture the opportunities she seized and the struggles she faced as she rose through the ranks from Private First Class to Major General.
No Greater Honor provides guidance for both those just beginning their leadership journey as well as those in senior leadership roles. General Price shares stories that reflect the difficulty of a woman entering into the white male-led military. They are poignant, humorous, and thought-provoking. She covers topics that are not typically covered in canned leadership speeches. Her leadership lessons are particularly relevant for discussions regarding social justice. She addresses a leader's duty to care and to speak up for others. General Price also ventures into the areas of personal space, resiliency, and trust. The chapter on diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias will enlighten you and cause you to rethink your own decision making.
General Price provides a look inside the Army from the 1970s until her retirement in 2014. She walks you through the social change of the seventies that opened the doors to women, allowing them to work in roles that had traditionally been held by men-only. General Price provides plenty of content to guide others on their journey using the techniques from her military training.
About the Author
N. Lee S. Price started as a Private and through her tenacious spirit, climbed through a white-male dominated Army to achieve the rank of Major General – one of the few women to have achieved that rank. She served for over 38 years in uniform and declares it as the greatest honor of her life. Among her many "firsts" in the Army, General Price was the first women to achieve the rank of General Officer in the Army Acquisition Corps, the first woman to be selected for General Officer while serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the first woman to serve as an Army Program Executive Officer. She served in the Army Signal Corps, the Special Operations community, and in the Army Acquisition Corps. She has an extensive background in computers that began in 1974 when she first started writing computer code. In her final assignment in the Army, she served as one of the Army's eleven Program Executive Officers; those executives charged with providing a soldier everything he or she needs. Her organization provided the information technology and communications systems that were deployed into hostile/combat areas, with a $4B annual budget.
During her time in the service, she earned two Master's Degrees: one in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and another in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. General Price also has a master's degree in Communications with a focus in Organizational Leadership from the University of Alabama. Among her many awards for achievement and leadership, General Price received the Army's highest award, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, as well as the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Action Badge.
As the President and CEO of Price Solutions, LLC since 2014, General Price is an independent business consultant and executive coach supporting a wide range of clients. She serves on several boards of directors in leadership positions. She was inducted into the Army's Command, Control, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Hall of Fame in 2020. In 2014, General Price was named the Distinguished Alumna for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2009 she was inducted into the Alabama Business and Professional Women's Foundation Academy of Honor.