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.

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as 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.

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Before he retired from the West Point Academy, colonel Donnithorne taught moral philosophy and the leadership training program discussed in this book. After establishing the problems of leadership based on hierarchy and authoritarianism, he describes the model successfully adopted by West Point--a model focusing on character, personal honor and teamwork, stressing an individual's complete absorption in group and institutional goals. Donnithorne overreaches himself, however, in asserting the applicability of West Point methods to the business world. Patterns suitable for 18- to 22-year-olds who have selected a military environment, and who are serving, in effect, an apprenticeship, cannot be transferred readily to corporate structures staffed by experienced men and women. The stakes of military leadership, moreover, differ in essence from those of the corporate world: lives are involved, not balance sheets.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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