By Peter Fretwell
Why have been the yankee POWs imprisoned on the “Hanoi Hilton” so resilient in captivity and such a success of their next careers? This ebook provides six ideas practiced in the POW organizational tradition that may be used to enhance high-performance groups all over the place. The authors supply examples from either the POWs’ time in captivity and their later expert lives that establish, in real-life occasions, the features important for sustainable, high-performance teamwork. The ebook takes readers contained in the brain of James Stockdale, a fighter pilot with a level in philosophy, who used to be the senior score officer on the Hanoi felony. The theories Stockdale practiced turn into effortlessly comprehensible during this e-book. Drawing parallels among Stockdale’s guiding philosophies from the Stoic Epictetus and the rules of contemporary activities psychology, Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland exhibit readers the way to practice those rules to their very own businesses and create a tradition with staying power.
Originally proceeding their ebook to target Stockdale’s management type, the authors came upon that his technique towards finishing a project used to be to guarantee that it can be comprehensive with out him. Stockdale, they clarify, had created a mission-centric association, no longer a leader-centric association. He had understood actually sustainable tradition mustn't ever be depending on a unmarried individual.
At one point, this booklet is a enterprise tuition case research. it's also an exam of the way management and organizational ideas hired within the crucible of a Hanoi legal align with today’s activities psychology and glossy mental theories and cures, in addition to the educational ideas utilized by Olympic athletes and military SEALs. Any team prepared to use those ideas can stream their venture ahead and create a tradition with staying power—one that outlives person participants.
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