New PDF release: Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way

By W. Brad Johnson

ISBN-10: 0071429565

ISBN-13: 9780071429566

ISBN-10: 0071454691

ISBN-13: 9780071454698

Battle-proven, step by step guidance for instilling management in somebody, in any enterprise this day, greater than ever, companies want leaders with a unprecedented mix of power, power, and integrity. regrettably, they don't seem to be constantly effortless to come back through. turning into a pacesetter the Annapolis means information how the U.S. Naval Academy builds caliber leaders from the floor up, instilling in them the behavior and instruments required for amazing leadershipin any pursuit. utilizing real-life vignettes and examples of USNA graduates who skilled step forward good fortune in strive against, executive, and enterprise, this well timed e-book appears to be like past simply the army features to discover: recommendations for instructing honor, accountability, and dedication Empowerment techniques confirmed to paintings over centuries of use Insights for overcoming the perils of blind obedience

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Persons who are more emotionally mature tend to use power for the community, not for self-aggrandizement. Of course USNA students are selected because they have been drawn to leadership in schools, athletics, and community organizations long before applying to the academy. HONESTY AND INTEGRITY In study after study, followers prefer leaders who are open, truthful, straightforward, and reliable. A given among USNA midshipmen, integrity is in many ways an absolute prerequisite for effective leadership.

Although certain of these rituals may sound quaint to the civilian observer, they create powerful and emotionally charged memories for those who pass through them. Researchers refer to these as flashbulb memories. These are extremely vivid and long-lasting memories—typically related to very distinctive, unexpected, and strongly emotional events. Life at the 38 TAKING OATHS AND MAKING COMMITMENTS Naval Academy is rife with flashbulb experiences. Most of them result in good memories, things the midshipman goes on to cherish.

About one minute after sitting in the barber’s chair, you lose all your hair (or if you’re a woman it’s cut very short), you are given a duffle bag and start filling it with various uniforms and essential equipment, you get poked, prodded, and immunized with what seems like dozens of shots, and most importantly, you begin the process of “training” by squared-away upperclass midshipmen. At first they seem nice enough, but once they get you out of Alumni Hall and away from your family, a strange metamorphosis occurs.

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