Becoming a Leader the Annapolis Way by W. Brad Johnson

By W. Brad Johnson

Battle-proven, step by step guidance for instilling management in an individual, in any enterprise at the present time, greater than ever, companies want leaders with an extraordinary mixture of energy, potential, and integrity. regrettably, they don't seem to be continually effortless to return by way of. turning into a pacesetter the Annapolis method info how the U.S. Naval Academy builds caliber leaders from the floor up, instilling in them the behavior and instruments required for awesome leadershipin any pursuit. utilizing real-life vignettes and examples of USNA graduates who skilled leap forward good fortune in wrestle, govt, and enterprise, this well timed ebook appears to be like past simply the army points to discover: ideas for instructing honor, accountability, and dedication Empowerment suggestions confirmed to paintings over centuries of use Insights for overcoming the perils of blind obedience

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When he described telling his crew, just prior to entry, that no matter what happened, it had been a pleasure serving with them, it sent chills down every midshipman’s spine. It made me feel not only proud but challenged. Challenged to meet his expectations and follow this shipmate’s example. It made me proud to be a midshipman. THE PARADOX OF DOING DIFFICULT THINGS Interestingly, the degree of sacrifice required merely to graduate from USNA often makes attainment of this goal deeply meaningful to alumni.

THE GOUGE So, what’s the gouge for Chapter 1? ” At the Academy, our leadership curriculum is built on the premise that leaders can be taught how to lead. At USNA, we accomplish this not only in the classroom, but in the leadership laboratory called Bancroft Hall with its midshipmen leadership organization. We accomplish leadership training during summer cruises with the fleet where midshipmen see examples of Naval/Marine Corps leadership in action. Midshipmen learn leadership firsthand during plebe summer by being both followers as plebes and leaders as upperclassmen.

Officers in the carrier task force must have wondered how this introverted surface warfare officer could possibly succeed in replacing one of the most popular and admired naval aviators in history just before the most important battle of the war. Could Spruance possibly be as effective a leader? Sure enough, the wardroom had great difficulty adjusting to Spruance. Halsey had been outgoing; Spruance preferred quiet channels. Halsey paid minimal attention to detail; Spruance was compulsively focused on details and facts.

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