The West Point Way of Leadership
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The West Point Way of Leadership

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West Point has bred more CEOs than any business school, and the leadership skills taught there are truly matters of life and death.Bolder than Sun Tzu, savvier than Gracian -- THE book on learning to lead....more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published December 15th 1993 by Currency Doubleday
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Nov 12, 2008 Stephanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Suggested by my boss to help me better understand the business world and prepare me for future roles with the company. He also wanted me to look at it for possible use for a leadership night class. One of the better books he suggested.

Solid leadership manual with military credentials

The United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York, has graduated presidents, generals and corporate leaders. Although its military tradition and patriotism are pivotal to West Point’s purpose, developing leaders is the focus of its mission and curriculum. Since 1802, West Point has been turning out young men and, in more recent years, young women, who are prepared to fill leadership positions in the U.S. Army immediately and who a...more
Joel Hannon
This is a potentially good book for SLI. The leadership characteristics that are presented in this book are in line with our SLI principles.

It's interesting reading but just doesn't bring home any points beyond that typically found in this genre. The author's personal anecdotes and those from history certainly lead the charge in terms of conveying the meaning of leadership. But he somehow seems to take more words to drive home the underlying meaning than is really necessary. I did particularly enjoy the discussion of the lessons regarding character taught to cadets and the concurring juxtaposition to the current trend toward ethics...more
This is another leadership book, but this one stresses building character. It was quite a good read, and made me wish that I had gone through west point.
Despite being US army - it had a whole section on thinking for yourself, questioning orders when appropriate, and doing the 'right thing' in all circumstances (even if it means personal loss). There are also a few cases where it gives you a morally ambiguous situation, and you have to determine what the actual right thing to do is. It was good f...more
Cyril Embil
Possibly one of the best books on leadership I've ever read. Of course couldn't help but regret not attending West Point as I was reading it. Still...

Col. Larry Donnithorne was the keynote speaker at a conference I planned while working for an international organization. His speech on leadership combined lessons and quotes from great civic and military leaders from great antiquitiy to today. This man is brilliant.
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