Question of Character: Life Lessons to Learn from Military History

Question of Character: Life Lessons to Learn from Military History

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Question of Character: Life Lessons to Learn from Military History by Ron P. Simmons, Ron Simmons

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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781578260195
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 4.78(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationvii
Forewordix
Part IThe Principles
1.Character and Choices3
2.Character Means Commitment8
3.Character Always Catches Up13
4.Character Creates Passion16
5.Character: A Four-Part Combination22
6.Character Value #1: Involvement24
7.Character Value #2: Interdependence33
8.Character Value #3: Indicators39
9.Character Value #4: Ingraining43
Part IIThe Proof
10.From the Jaws of Defeat: Gustavus51
11.Character Values in Action: Gustavus55
12.Status Quo Must Go: Napoleon61
13.Character Values in Action: Napoleon75
14.A New Type of Military Culture: Napoleon82
15.A Fall from Grace: Napoleon89
16.The Discarded Victor: Dowding98
17.Let History Judge: Dowding108
18.A True Revolutionary: Dinh119
19.The Strength of a Woman: Dinh140
20.In the End, It's a Question of Character161
Bibliography167

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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 !