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. Stand Your Ground offers unprecedented access to the process of leadership development at West Point, as well as practical insights applicable in any organization that strives to operate on the principle of integrity. By illuminating the principles by which West Point teaches leadership, Offstein 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.
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About the Author
Evan H. Offstein is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Frostburg State University. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former military intelligence officer, he also served as an Instructor in the Department of Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He has published articles on leadership, management, and corporate competitiveness in such journals as Business Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and Human Resource Management Review.