Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way

Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way

by Evan H. Offstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313374945

ISBN-13: 9780313374944

Pub. Date: 01/30/2009

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, 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:
9780313374944
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xiii

Introduction: The Benchmark xv

1 Secure the High Ground 1

2 Antennae Up, Antennae On 13

3 Wash Away the Gray 23

4 Be Big About Small Things 37

5 Go All In! 55

6 Who's Got Your Back? 73

7 Imagine That 89

8 Views From the Top 105

Appendix 1 Research Methodology 127

Appendix 2 West Point Fact Sheet 131

Notes 137

Index 143

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