The West Point Way of Leadership: From Learning Principled Leadership to Practicing It [NOOK Book]

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West Point has bred more CEOs than any business school, and the leadership skills taught there are truly matters of life and death.  Bolder than Sun Tzu, savvier than Gracian -- THE book on learning to lead.

From the Hardcover edition.

For the first time, one of West Point's own explains the system that has graduated more CEOs, political leaders, and diplomats that any business school, including Harvard. Bolder than Sun ...

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The West Point Way of Leadership: From Learning Principled Leadership to Practicing It

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Overview

West Point has bred more CEOs than any business school, and the leadership skills taught there are truly matters of life and death.  Bolder than Sun Tzu, savvier than Gracian -- THE book on learning to lead.

From the Hardcover edition.

For the first time, one of West Point's own explains the system that has graduated more CEOs, political leaders, and diplomats that any business school, including Harvard. Bolder than Sun Tzu, more practical than Gracian's Worldly Wisdom, this is the manual on how great leaders are made.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Before he retired from the West Point Academy, colonel Donnithorne taught moral philosophy and the leadership training program discussed in this book. After establishing the problems of leadership based on hierarchy and authoritarianism, he describes the model successfully adopted by West Point--a model focusing on character, personal honor and teamwork, stressing an individual's complete absorption in group and institutional goals. Donnithorne overreaches himself, however, in asserting the applicability of West Point methods to the business world. Patterns suitable for 18- to 22-year-olds who have selected a military environment, and who are serving, in effect, an apprenticeship, cannot be transferred readily to corporate structures staffed by experienced men and women. The stakes of military leadership, moreover, differ in essence from those of the corporate world: lives are involved, not balance sheets. (Jan.)
Library Journal
A former teacher at West Point and now the president of College of the Albemarle, North Carolina, Donnithorne presents an interesting and readable account of the way the academy teaches leadership. He describes the leadership skills West Point cadets learn year by year and the process used to instill them. Clearly, the academy does an excellent job; the question is, What can others learn from the way it teaches leadership? The answer is not clear here. Not surprisingly, West Point uses a hierarchical model of leadership. Although some aspects of its leadership training process, especially those dealing with character and concern for others, are transferable, much is not. Recommended for military and comprehensive management collections.-- Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Collegeville, Minn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307568465
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 372,876
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

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    Solid leadership manual with military credentials

    The United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York, has graduated presidents, generals and corporate leaders. Although its military tradition and patriotism are pivotal to West Point's purpose, developing leaders is the focus of its mission and curriculum. Since 1802, West Point has been turning out young men and, in more recent years, young women, who are prepared to fill leadership positions in the U.S. Army immediately and who are trained to be leaders for the rest of their lives, in business, philanthropy or the military. Cadets receive a world-class education that includes an intense leadership curriculum designed to transform them into leaders and outstanding moral exemplars. Here, West Point grad and former teacher Col. Larry R. Donnithorne (Ret.) details what the USMA's leadership training involves, how it is structured and how it meets its goal. He may make you envy the young students who are getting such a thorough grounding in how to lead. Donnithorne will hold your interest as he conveys the meaning and merit of West Point. If you want to learn about leadership - military or civilian - getAbstract recommends this overview from a dedicated West Pointer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    Leadership Principals

    This is a great book for anyone who wants to become a leader. Examples such as 'I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do' serves to help build strong character. This elementary lesson would go along way in the business world today. The principals concerning character, attention to details, and honesty are the most important lessons taught in this book. However, if you do not have the courage, or emotional intelligence to put the lessons into practice, do yourself and those around a favor and do not even try. In conclusion, this is a great book and the lessons are timeless, regardless of the environment. If you are in management read this book and reflect on what, and how you lead your team or company.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2003

    Not Recommended

    I found out too late that this book is based on the way it used to be at West Point years ago, not the way it is now. The information is obsolete. I came away with the fact that it doesn't even attemt to put leadership on firm philosophical grounds. And, I just don't buy the pitch that the information in the book has transferability to business. Therefore, it can't even help me. My conclusion ------- not recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2001

    leadership with moral character

    Unlike many books on leadership this is a book on the principles of the West Point way not just on style. It gives one a good insight into the how and why of West Point. Read it before you go or send someone to West Point.

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