Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way: 12 Combat Lessons from the Navy's Leadership Laboratory

McGraw Hill Professional, 22/08/2004 - 256 páginas

Battle-proven, step-by-step guidelines for instilling leadership in anyone, in any business

Today, more than ever, businesses need leaders with a rare blend of strength, capability, and integrity. Unfortunately, they're not always easy to come by. Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way details how the U.S. Naval Academy builds quality leaders from the ground up, instilling in them the habits and tools required for outstanding leadershipin any pursuit.

Using real-life vignettes and examples of USNA graduates who experienced breakthrough success in combat, government, and business, this timely book looks beyond just the military aspects to explore:

  • Techniques for teaching honor, duty, and commitment
  • Empowerment strategies proven to work over centuries of use
  • Insights for overcoming the perils of blind obedience

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Becoming a leader the Annapolis way: 12 combat lessons from the Navy's leadership laboratory

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The military takes leadership very seriously, and this stolid but readable primer offers an unusually coherent view of the subject. Harper, a USNA alum, and Johnson, a psychologist and USNA Leadership ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Chapter 1 On Building Combat Leaders
Chapter 2 Taking Oaths and Making Commitments
Chapter 3 Follow First
Chapter 4 The Crucible of Character
Chapter 5 Create TriLevel Vision
Chapter 6 Inoculate for Stress
Chapter 7 Shipmates First
Chapter 9 Lead by Example
Chapter 10 IQ is Not Enough
Decide Delegate and Disappear
Chapter 12 Create Unity By Prizing Diversity
The Final Gouge
About the Authors

Chapter 8 Success Is in the Drill

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Página 88 - Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there 's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility...
Página 10 - To develop midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to provide graduates who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.
Página 29 - It is by no means enough that an officer of the navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that, of course, but also a great deal more. He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor.
Página 41 - I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Página 17 - No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention or be left to pass without its reward, if even the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate, though at the same time he should be quick and unfailing to distinguish error from malice, thoughtlessness from incompetency, and well-meant shortcoming from heedless or stupid blunder. As he should be universal and impartial in his rewards and approval of merit, so should he...
Página 9 - The academy educates and develops midshipmen to provide graduates who are dedicated to a career of Naval service and have potential to assume high responsibility of command and citizenship.
Página 182 - ... feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one's thinking and actions
Página 99 - Hussein has tortured and imprisoned, raped and murdered the Iraqi people; invaded neighboring countries without provocation; and threatened the world with weapons of mass destruction. The time has come to end his reign of terror. On your young shoulders rest the hopes of mankind. When I give you the word, together we will cross the Line of Departure, close with those forces that choose to fight, and destroy them. Our fight is not with the Iraqi people, nor is it with members of the Iraqi army who...
Página 86 - I will support and defend ..." Accordingly, we will: Have courage to meet the demands of our profession and the mission when it is hazardous, demanding, or otherwise difficult; Make decisions in the best interest of the Navy and the nation, without regard to personal consequences; Meet these challenges while adhering to a higher standard of personal conduct and decency; Be loyal to our nation, ensuring the resources entrusted to us are used in an honest, careful, and efficient way. Courage is the...

Acerca do autor (2004)

W. Brad Johnson is an associate professor of psychology in the department of leadership, ethics, and law at the United States Naval Academy. A faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University, Johnson's work has appeared in numerous journals and professional publications including Consulting Psychology Journal, Military Medicine, and The Journal of Psychology.

Gregory P. Harper is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a retired Navy captain and aviator. Captain Harper is a national security fellow at Harvard University, and is a former instructor at the U.S. Naval War College, as well as a former director of the National Joint Military Intelligence Center.

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