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World history is full of powerful leaders; men and women who changed the direction of societies, business and culture. Nothing is more valuable to our society’s health. Yet today, leadership often feels like a missing link in business, politics, religion, education and even the family.
Sure, leadership exists. But it is seldom the kind of long-term guidance that inspires us to move powerfully in a direction that we would not necessarily move on our own initiative. And often, it lacks energy and deliberate, purposeful action.
A Vision That Contributes
More than anything, a leader has a crystal-clear Vision that is compelling enough, and contributes enough to inspire us to pursue it. Not only do leaders have a clear Vision, they are a clear Vision to those they endeavor to lead. And they communicate in such a way that the Vision stays on the forefront of our hearts and minds.
A Vision is a living-color picture of a goal — one you can see, hear, smell, taste, and feel — held as a powerful, inevitable expectation. Visions are goals for which we are on a collision course to blow right through, and our motivation is sourced in them.
A leader listens in such a way that we feel heard; not necessarily agreed with, but at least heard and honored. They also ask us to do things that, if left to our own thinking, we would consider unreasonable, impossible or outrageous. Not things that violate our values — on the contrary, things that actually honor our values.
As a result of whom they are, and how they speak and act, leaders cause us to feel stronger, happier, more “on fire” about our future. And this motivation prompts us to be powerful in our pursuits.
Character That Withstands Scrutiny
Leaders act with the ethics, morals, character and principles that are expected by their followers. A leader’s actions are consistent with his or her promises. We can count on a leader to have the integrity to be who they say they are, and to share themselves wholly and authentically — their fears, their weaknesses, their strengths and their power. A leader stays on the path of personal and character development, knowing that none of us ever arrive. They understand that as soon as we act as if we have no room to grow, we lose our power to lead.
Just Do It … Anyway
All great endeavors are fraught with risk and adversity. Leaders are powerfully motivated by their Visions to stay on course to their goals, regardless of the obstacles. They are eternally enthusiastic. They have the courage to face their fears and go where others are afraid to go.
Leaders generate the physical wellness and energy to do the work. They possess the persistence to immediately regroup and re-launch when needed. They unleash their innate creativity to solve problems and adopt positive interpretations of all circumstances. Their journey is not dependent on what anyone thinks or whether anyone follows. They just do it … anyway! We believe that leadership is the greatest profession of the 21st century. Nowhere will it be more richly rewarded than in the people-enrichment business. That’s our business, and I challenge you to step out and take it on. You’ll love the adventure.
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West Point Leadership Training Program
West Point takes leadership very seriously. They must: military leaders literally hold lives in their hands. Living up to such critical responsibilities takes courage, determination, integrity, self-discipline – and the highest performance in each of these areas.
West Point has trained more leaders than the Harvard Business School to meet precisely these standards. This book takes the reader inside one of the most demanding and unusual leadership programs anywhere.
Raw recruits at West Point are stripped of everything experience has taught them about success and motivation and teamwork. They spend every waking moment learning the toughest lesson of all: character. They are taught how to live by their word – and they discover why that is a leader’s most powerful single action. A leader who lives by his word can be counted upon to choose “the harder right” – put the needs of the organization ahead of personal considerations – in every instance.
Before he retired from the West Point Academy, colonel Donnithorne taught moral philosophy and the leadership training program discussed in his 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.
[Larry Donnithorne’s] philosophy of leadership is right . . . His techniques and tactics will work in the modern era of leadership.
—Dana G. Mead, President and Chief Operating Officer,
There is no good leadership without good character. The West Point Way of Leadership helps us strive for both.
—Max DePree, Chairman, Herman Miller, Inc.
This engrossing program reveals the Military Academy’s innermost ingredients for all to see—and use. This should be required for anyone who aspires to leadership in any field.
—General Dave R. Palmer, former superintendent,
United States Military Academy at West Point
Colonel 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, can 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.
—Publishers Weekly, January
This 13 Week RIOT West Point Leadership Course Covers
|Week 1||White Phosphorus!|
|Week 2||Followership is Job One|
|Week 3||Finding Courage in Fear|
|Week 4||Honor is the Language We Speak|
|Week 5||“The Harder Right”|
|Week 6||Learning to be a Team Member|
|Week 7||Just and Unjust Leadership|
|Week 8||Face-to-Face Leadership|
|Week 9||Pushing Character to an Extreme|
|Week 10||Leading Leaders|
|Week 11||Executive Leadership|
|Week 12||Following Our Own Advice|
|Week 13||The End of Leadership Is to Stand for Something Good|
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