From the boardroom to the Beltway, questions of character are making the headlines. Does it matter what kind of person you are if you're doing a good job? In this environment of moral ambivalence, does character count for anything?
You bet it does. In this intriguing new book, a successful businessman and former West Point professor argue that you can never escape your character. With inspiring stories, the authors use lessons from military history to explain why when all else is equal, the better person will always win. Using historical accounts from Napoleon to the jungles of Vietnam, you'll learn the value of good character in your career, your relationships, and your everyday life.
A Question of Character harks back to the original American spirit of honesty, integrity, ingenuity and perseverance. From presidents to generals to the man in the street, character is an issue that we cannot afford to neglect. This thought provoking book will help settle our nation's debate over the character of its leaders as it helps to repair the tears in the moral fabric of America.
|Product dimensions:||4.78(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.68(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part I||The Principles|
|1.||Character and Choices||3|
|2.||Character Means Commitment||8|
|3.||Character Always Catches Up||13|
|4.||Character Creates Passion||16|
|5.||Character: A Four-Part Combination||22|
|6.||Character Value #1: Involvement||24|
|7.||Character Value #2: Interdependence||33|
|8.||Character Value #3: Indicators||39|
|9.||Character Value #4: Ingraining||43|
|Part II||The Proof|
|10.||From the Jaws of Defeat: Gustavus||51|
|11.||Character Values in Action: Gustavus||55|
|12.||Status Quo Must Go: Napoleon||61|
|13.||Character Values in Action: Napoleon||75|
|14.||A New Type of Military Culture: Napoleon||82|
|15.||A Fall from Grace: Napoleon||89|
|16.||The Discarded Victor: Dowding||98|
|17.||Let History Judge: Dowding||108|
|18.||A True Revolutionary: Dinh||119|
|19.||The Strength of a Woman: Dinh||140|
|20.||In the End, It's a Question of Character||161|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WOW, NOT A BORING HISTORY BOOK. WELL WRITTEN WITH INSPIRING STORIES. ENJOYED IT, THE STORIES USED TO PROVE THEIR POINTS WERE INCREDIBLE NUGGETS FROM HISTORY. DEFINETLY A LEADERSHIP BOOK WORTH READING. A GREAT READ !