Leadership Lessons from West Point (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation Series)by Doug Crandall
The United States Military Academy at West Point holds its cadets to the highest military, academic, physical, and ethical standards. They practice excellence, a tradition that has held unwaveringly for over two hundred years. In Leadership Lessons from West Point, the Leader to Leader Institute and experts from West Point have joined forces to offer valuable… See more details below
The United States Military Academy at West Point holds its cadets to the highest military, academic, physical, and ethical standards. They practice excellence, a tradition that has held unwaveringly for over two hundred years. In Leadership Lessons from West Point, the Leader to Leader Institute and experts from West Point have joined forces to offer valuable advice on real-life leadership issues learned on or around the battlefield and applied to leaders in all settings.
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 contributions in this important resource offer insight into what leadership means to these expertsin both war and peacetimeand describe their views on quiet leadership, mission, values, taking care of people, organizational learning, and leading change.
Leadership Lessons from West Point contains candid reflections, compelling stories, best practices, and frontline ideas that will open a window into the world of leadership development where the values of duty, honor, and country set the standard for professional excellence.
- 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
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
'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.