Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way / Edition 1 by Evan H. Offstein | 9780275991432 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way / Edition 1

by Evan H. Offstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275991431

ISBN-13: 9780275991432

Pub. Date: 08/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

West Point is the ideal laboratory for studying the dynamics of character, honor, and leadership: first, it operates a comprehensive honor education and enforcement program that has been subjected to rigorous Congressional scrutiny; second, it builds all of its academic, athletic, and military programs on this bedrock of honor. As a result, West Point invests

Overview

West Point is the ideal laboratory for studying the dynamics of character, honor, and leadership: first, it operates a comprehensive honor education and enforcement program that has been subjected to rigorous Congressional scrutiny; second, it builds all of its academic, athletic, and military programs on this bedrock of honor. As a result, West Point invests heavily in mentoring, training, and evaluation to ensure the leadership and character development of its 4,000 cadets. From Civil War General Robert E. Lee to astronaut Edwin E. Buzz Aldrin to basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, West Point has groomed leaders whose contributions far exceed the successful management of their immediate charges. By illuminating the principles by which West Point teaches leadership, Stand Your Ground not only provides a unique tour behind the scenes at this revered institution, but, more generally, imparts lessons of honor and character-building that can be adopted by any aspiring leader.

Management professor and West Point graduate Evan Offstein approached leaders at the U.S. Military Academy and the Department of the Army with two primary questions: (1) How does West Point develop its leaders?; (2) Can other individuals and organizations apply these methods effectively? Two years later, after conducting extensive on-site research at West Point and with business leaders in a variety of industries, he offers unprecedented access to the process of leadership development at West Point, and practical insights that can, indeed, be applied in any type of organization that strives to operate on the principle of integrity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275991432
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
922,114
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Benchmark

Secure the High Ground

Wash Away the Gray

Be Big about Small Things

Go All In!

Who's Got Your Back?

Imagine That

Views from the Top

Appendix 1: Research Methodology

Appendix 2: West Point Fact Sheet

Notes

Index

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