Inspiring Leadership: Character and Ethics Matter available in Hardcover
Why another book on leadership, ethics, or character development? Where can leaders turn for guidance on ethical dilemmas? These thought-provoking questions motivated the authors to tackle this project head on. Stew Fisher and Perry Martini, bot graduates of Annapolis, have written a timely and inspirational book. Their specific examples of real-life leadership decisions, drawn from the military, business, sports, and other fields, are particularly powerful.
This is a book about why character and ethics do matter. While many authors of leadership books attempt to answer tough questions about leadership with sweeping generalizations, the authors chose instead to focus on one simple premise: Doing the right thing and making the right leadership decisions is based on a leader's character.
Experts in the field of leadership and ethics too often preach that no solution is more correct than another, but this politically correct waffling does a great disservice to those seeking real answers. This risk-avoidance approach is dangerous and creates a moral compass spinning aimlessly. Stew and Perry, however, decided to focus on a microcosm of leaders who today influence newly every aspect of life in our country. They surveyed their fellow Naval Academy classmates, members of a special fraternity who offered their insightful reflections about leadership and their core values. A few of their classmates are currently senior military leaders of "Enduring Freedom," the global war on terror.
Stew and Perry also draw upon their own thirty-plus years of service and the experiences of recognized world and national leaders, past and present. The result is a rich blend of observations from the worlds of business, sports, politics, and military conflict. It is truly a dynamic and inspirational exploration of leadership at its deepest roots, written by two Americans who have a strong and enduring passion for their country and their faith.