Leadership Lessons from West Point
March 2010, Jossey-Bass
Foreword (Jim Collins).
About the Contributors.
Introduction (Doug Crandall).
PART ONE: LEADERSHIP AND VALUES DEVELOPMENT.
1 Becoming a Leader Developer (Eric G. Kail).
2 Learning from Failure (Doug Crandall).
3 You Must Lead Yourself First (Greg Hastings).
4 Influencing Your Organization's Moral Philosophy (Brian Tribus).
5 Developing Organizational Values in Others (Chip Daniels).
6 The Authentic High-Impact Leader (Sean T. Hannah).
7 Leader Development and Self-Awareness in the U.S. Army Bench Project (Dennis P. O'Neil, Patrick J. Sweeney, James Ness, Thomas A. Kolditz).
PART TWO: LEADERSHIP STYLES AND SITUATIONS.
8 Teaming High-Potential Talent (Jack Jefferies).
9 Leading as If Your Life Depended on It (Thomas A. Kolditz).
10 Creating Urgency and Inspiring Your Team (Robert Morris).
11 Quiet Leadership (Eric J. Weis).
12 Leading Without Words (Jeff Bergmann).
13 Developing Charisma with Caution (Dena Braeger).
14 Trust: The Key to Combat Leadership (Patrick J. Sweeney).
PART THREE: LEADING ORGANIZATIONS.
15 Socialized Leadership (Todd Henshaw).
16 Leading at the Business End of Policy (James Tuite).
17 Harnessing the Power of Culture and Diversity for Organizational Performance (Remi Hajjar, Morten G. Ender).
18 Developing Organizational Commitment by Putting People First (Todd Woodruff).
19 Managing Expectations When Leading Change (Everett S. P. Spain).
The Leader to Leader Institute's mission is to strengthen leadership in the social sector. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration, and resources needed to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations.
- Topics include: what leaders can learn from their failures; how to get mavericks to work together as an effective team; how to manage expectations when leading change; how to gain the trust of your staff; and more.
Addresses effective and successful leadership, which is critical in any organization—including the military, corporate America, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Stellar author platforms and outreach: Authored by 19 U.S. Army leadership experts who have led successfully in the field and in combat--and who now teach or have taught leadership to the cadets at West Point and train the Army’s future successful leaders.
Foreword by author Jim Collins
—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
—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