January 3, 2008

Book Review - Leadership Lessons from West Point

Leadership Lessons from West Point
edited by Doug Crandall
HD 57.7 .L4342 2007

Drawn from lessons that have emerged from developing leaders at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Crandall's book is intended to help guide leaders in all types of businesses and organizations. Current and past instructors at West Point offer insights on what leadership means to them and how they have observed it in action among their students and fellow soldiers with whom they have served. Crandall divides these lessons into three groups: how to develop leadership and values, leadership styles and situations in which leadership is called for, and how to use these lessons in leading organizations. While these lessons have been gleaned from a military context, their universality is evident through the focus on mission, self-development, and the value of communication.