Leadership Lessons from West Point (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series)by Doug Crandall (Editor), Jim Collins (Foreword by)
With Leadership Lessons from West Point as a guide, leaders in the business, nonprofit, and government sectors can learn leadership techniques and practices from contributors who are teaching or have taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and have served in positions of leadership that span the globe. These military experts cover a broad range of/i>
With Leadership Lessons from West Point as a guide, leaders in the business, nonprofit, and government sectors can learn leadership techniques and practices from contributors who are teaching or have taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and have served in positions of leadership that span the globe. These military experts cover a broad range of topics that are relevant to any leadership development program in any sector. The articles in this important resource offer insight into what leadership means to these experts—in both war and peacetime—and describe their views on quiet leadership, mission, values, taking care of people, organizational learning, and leading change.
- Publication date:
- J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series , #83
- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
What People are Saying About This
—Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, coauthors of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge
"Attention to detail, going about jobs correctly, and understanding that no job is too large or too small are just a few of the major aspects included in the West Point experience . . . Leadership Lessons from West Point does a great job of capturing those values and many others."
—Mike Krzyzewski, "Coach K," head, Duke Basketball Program
"All those concerned with developing leaders for every walk of life should welcome this compilation of important lessons from inside West Point, producer of the cream of the crop."
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
"The people at West Point have so much to teach all of us about how to lead, and any student of leadership will want to have this book on their shelf for continuous learning and reference."
—Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
"The highly personal and compelling essays in this book offer a fascinating portrait of how the U.S. Military Academy approaches leadership education."
—John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership
"Anyone interested in the 'L-word' will find this humble sampling of tacit knowledge refreshing and insightful."
—Scott A. Snook, associate professor of organizational behavior, Harvard Business School
"An outstanding volume of leadership lessons relevant and useful to any institution."
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Southern California and author, On Becoming a Leader
Meet the Author
Major Doug Crandall is the executive officer to the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy (U.S.M.A.) West Point. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, where he served as course director for Leading Organizations Through Change and Advanced Military Leadership and received the Excellence in Teaching Award. Crandall has a B.S. from the U.S.M.A. and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The Leader to Leader Institute's mission is to strengthen leadership in the social sector. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration, and resources needed to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations.
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'In business, if you make bad decisions, people lose money and perhaps jobs,' according to an Army captain who graduated from West Point. 'In the military, if you make bad decisions...people can die.' In that light, these leadership lessons from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point seem highly credible. After all, most fields of endeavor do not involve life-and-death consequences, but being in the military is not an ordinary profession. This grim truth not only requires but demands 'competent' military leaders, as author Jim Collins discusses in his foreword to this compilation edited by Major Doug Crandall. We appreciate these valuable leadership lessons and their source. The Leader to Leader Institute, formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, publishes a comprehensive series of leadership books, 21 of which have been printed in 28 languages. So, when the Institute describes this book as 'one of the most important...published in our 16 years,' it merits a respectful look.