Leadership Lessons From West Point

Leadership Lessons From West Point

The United States Military Academy at West Point holds its cadets to the highest military, academic, physical, and ethical standards. They practice excellence, a tradition that has held unwaveringly for over two hundred years. In Leadership Lessons from West Point, the Leader to Leader Institute and experts from West Point have joined forces to offer valuable advice on real–life leadership issues learned on or around the battlefield and applied to leaders in all settings. With Leadership Lessons from West Point as a guide, leaders in the business, nonprofit, and government sectors can learn leadership techniques and practices from contributors who are teaching or have taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and have served in positions of leadership that span the globe. These military experts cover a broad range of topics that are relevant to any leadership development program in any sector. The contributions in this important resource offer insight into what leadership means to these experts—in both war and peacetime—and describe their views on quiet leadership, mission, values, taking care of people, organizational learning, and leading change. Leadership Lessons from West Point contains candid reflections, compelling stories, best practices, and frontline ideas that will open a window into the world of leadership development where the values of duty, honor, and country set the standard for professional excellence.

“A wonderfully impressive book.  It′s impressive because of the authors′ credentials—all are leaders in their own right—and because of their honesty. Rarely will you find more open, self–disclosing discussions of failure, courage, and honor. It′s impressive because it′s heartfelt . . . it′s about selfless service, honesty, and integrity—things we need to hear more about from our leaders. Leadership Lessons from West Point will renew your hope, restore your faith, educate your mind, and expand your horizons. We highly recommend it.” —Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, coauthors of the best–selling book, The Leadership Challenge

“Attention to detail, going about jobs correctly, and understanding that no job is too large or too small are just a few of the major aspects included in the West Point experience . . . Leadership Lessons from West Point does a great job of capturing those values and many others.” —Mike Krzyzewski, “Coach K,” head, Duke Basketball Program

“All those concerned with developing leaders for every walk of life should welcome this compilation of important lessons from inside West Point, producer of the cream of the crop.” —Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, best–selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

“The people at West Point have so much to teach all of us about how to lead, and any student of leadership will want to have this book on their shelf for continuous learning and reference.” —Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

“The highly personal and compelling essays in this book offer a fascinating portrait of how the U.S. Military Academy approaches leadership education.” —John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership

“Anyone interested in the ′L–word′ will find this humble sampling of tacit knowledge refreshing and insightful.” —Scott A. Snook, associate professor of organizational behavior, Harvard Business School

“An outstanding volume of leadership lessons relevant and useful to any institution.” —Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of Southern California and author, On Becoming a Leader

Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

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