Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success[Reading] ➼ Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success By Pat Williams – Heartforum.co.uk Overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point are granite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue compassion, courage Overlooking the Hudson River on the in Stone: ePUB ´ campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point aregranite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust These benches remind cadets of the qualities that lead to victory and success, not just on the battlefield, but in Character Carved Kindle - all of lifeWith his signature enthusiasm and insight, Pat Williams shares the incredible stories of West Point graduates who exemplified these traits, from the Civil War to the War on Terror He shows readers of all backgrounds how to develop theseessential virtues in their lives, whether they are in the corporate world, the academic world, the military, the church, or in some Carved in Stone: eBook ☆ other sphere.

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success
  • Pat Williams
  • 06 March 2017
  • 0800728831

10 thoughts on “Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

  1. Randell Green says:

    Pat does a great series on leadership and this book uses the background of West Point to discuss how to lead In some ways a history of the academy, each chapter describes a different leader Nice read for anyone in leadership

  2. Mark says:

    I really don t know much about Westpoint, but this book intrigued me, so I requested it for review It isof a deep read than my average reading material, but it was an interesting read There is a lot of history in it, as the authors go as far back as the Civil War to relate stories of graduates who portrayed the characteristics well There are people in the book I have heard and read a lot about, and others I had no clue who they were The author did a great job of finding the informatio I really don t know much about Westpoint, but this book intrigued me, so I requested it for review It isof a deep read than my average reading material, but it was an interesting read There is a lot of history in it, as the authors go as far back as the Civil War to relate stories of graduates who portrayed the characteristics well There are people in the book I have heard and read a lot about, and others I had no clue who they were The author did a great job of finding the information and compiling it in a book like this Since I don t know a lot about Westpoint, I had no idea that they had leadership virtues, or what they were I enjoyed learning about them, as well those who exemplified those virtues down through the last couple hundred years In addition to learning about these people, I also walked away with a greater appreciation for our military and what they do to keep our country safe Along with that, I also learnedabout these virtues and how important they are for all of us, not just the military.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  3. Eva says:

    When I started reading this book I was afraid that it would be a dry, slow, boring read That couldn t have been further from the truth Even though I m not an American, I ve always been fascinated by American history and felt a certain kinship to Americans my mother is one, so yes Character Carved in Stone contains story after story of brave, true Americans who risked everything to give others freedom and it made me want to cheer.From famous generals like Omar Bradley to little known heroe When I started reading this book I was afraid that it would be a dry, slow, boring read That couldn t have been further from the truth Even though I m not an American, I ve always been fascinated by American history and felt a certain kinship to Americans my mother is one, so yes Character Carved in Stone contains story after story of brave, true Americans who risked everything to give others freedom and it made me want to cheer.From famous generals like Omar Bradley to little known heroes like Michael Collins the third man on the Apollo 11 mission , Pat Williams unpacks the virtues that make West Point what it is through engaging, informative true life stories My only complaint was that the chapters tended to end on a you can do all the things guru style note that was tiring and not half as inspiring as the stories Character Carved in Stone is a great book nonetheless and one that I d recommend for fans of history and heroes.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  4. Mark Wheeler says:

    If you enjoy military history and if you appreciate books on the character qualities of leaders, then you need to read Pat Williams latest book, Character Carved In Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success As the title suggests, the book expounds on the twelve virtues of character that the United States Military Academy seeks to instill in their cadets.As the author explains in the introduction, there are twelve stone benches at Trophy Point overlooking th If you enjoy military history and if you appreciate books on the character qualities of leaders, then you need to read Pat Williams latest book, Character Carved In Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success As the title suggests, the book expounds on the twelve virtues of character that the United States Military Academy seeks to instill in their cadets.As the author explains in the introduction, there are twelve stone benches at Trophy Point overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point Each bench is inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust I believe these twelve virtues are crucial to leadership and success in this or any era If you exemplify these twelve character traits, you will be a leader, because you will stand head and shoulders above most of your peers as a person worthy of being followed and emulated If you exemplify these twelve qualities, you will be a success in any endeavor you put your mind to, because no one who is a role model of these qualities could ever be considered a failure Wherever you lead, these twelve virtues will magnify your influence and propel you toward great service, great goals, great achievements, and great distinction.To flesh out these twelve virtues, Williams profiles the men and women who have graduated from West Point, from the Civil War era to the War on Terror Ulysses S Grant embodied compassion Alexander Sandy Ramsy Nininger Jr demonstrated courage Buzz Aldrin, Ed White, Michael Collins, and Frank Borman four astronauts from West Point showed dedication Maggie Dixon, who coached the women s basketball team for one year prior to her death exhibited determination, along with H Norman Schwarzkopf John J Black Jack Pershing embodied dignity Sylvanus Thayer, who helped reform West Point as its Superintendent, showed discipline Dwight D Eisenhower was a man of integrity Matthew Bunker Ridgway demonstrated great loyalty Perseverance was demonstrated by the lives and deaths of a number of women and men Mike Krzyzewski and Douglas MacArthur showed what responsibility looks like David Moniac, the first Native American to graduate from the Academy demonstrated service Omar Bradley exhibited the quality of trust The book closes with Peter Wang, who showed true heroism as a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps JROTC member when he was gunned down while saving the lives of fellow classmates during a school shoot in 2018.In addition to the profiles, the author includes numerous suggestions and practical ideas as to how to build the character qualities into your life The book is encouraging, uplifting, and challenging Well worth adding to your leadership library.Disclosure I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers program The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review

  5. Marie Bungard says:

    From the compassion of Ulysses S Grant to the heroism of Peter Wang ROTC Granted posthumous admission to the West Point class of 2015 You ll have to read the book to find out why I was held spellbound and captive as I read of the attributes and accomplishments of some of our country s greatest heroes.Between the covers of Character Carved in Stone by Pat Williams, you will find stories of West Point graduates whose lives personified the virtues of that institution The author then continue From the compassion of Ulysses S Grant to the heroism of Peter Wang ROTC Granted posthumous admission to the West Point class of 2015 You ll have to read the book to find out why I was held spellbound and captive as I read of the attributes and accomplishments of some of our country s greatest heroes.Between the covers of Character Carved in Stone by Pat Williams, you will find stories of West Point graduates whose lives personified the virtues of that institution The author then continues with ways to incorporate those some concepts into your own life.These are my favorite quotes from each of the 12 Virtues Leaders with authentic compassion are strong, courageous, honest, and direct p35 Faith replaces fear with courage p51 Live each day dedicated to the future p66 Determination means making up your mind that you will achieve your goalexpecting roadblocks and obstacles, but prepared to find a way over, around, or straight through them p77 Dignity is a priceless virtue a virtue that is in danger of extinction in our society p92 Success is the result of discipline, of repeatedly doing the things that lead to excellence p104 A person of integrity is whole and complete not divided or compartmentalized A person of integrity will be the same person in public and in private The inner reality will match the outward reputation p123 Always stand up for your people Always have their backs If they are attacked or criticized, defend them That is what loyalty demands of you p137 Pray for the power to persevere Never give in Never give up Never quit p153 We don t blame other people We don t blame circumstances We don t blame God We accept full responsibility p167 Throughout our nation s history, generations of Americans have enjoyed freedom and prosperity because American soldiers have selflessly served their country p180 When we trust one another, we can accomplish great things Without trust, we are defeated before we begin p199Who should read and use Character Carved in Stone Everyone Parents, preachers, politicians especially , grandparents, teachers, teenagers, students, farmers, waiters Everyone Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Revell Baker Publishing Group I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

  6. Janelle Cole says:

    When a book takes me back to my Alma Mater, I have a special fondness for it When an author can weave a message together with historical accounts, personal experiences and practical application, I am hooked.Character Carved in Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success by Pat Williams and Jim Denney was that book.West Point was such a pivotal part of my life The training there pushed me well beyond what I ever thought I could do I found friends that wil When a book takes me back to my Alma Mater, I have a special fondness for it When an author can weave a message together with historical accounts, personal experiences and practical application, I am hooked.Character Carved in Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success by Pat Williams and Jim Denney was that book.West Point was such a pivotal part of my life The training there pushed me well beyond what I ever thought I could do I found friends that will be in my life forever, and I met my husband So many leaders and peers influenced me at such a deep level that when I go back there, even just in my mind, my heart swells Establishing who I was on the foundation they were laying, changed me and the course of my life These truths that they about beat in to us, are life changing for anyone and can be life changing as well Discipline, Integrity, Loyalty, Courage and of course Trust or honestly are all needed at a deeper level today than ever before Each of the 12 chapters explores a character trait that is tied back to West Point Each trait is also associated with a historical figure like Grant, and gives an account of their life and how that character trait defined them early on and throughout their lives As you read about this trait and how it impacts a person you also read about a person who embodied that trait Seeing how people apply these ideas in their own lives can be inspiring to us to apply them in our own lives as well.I really enjoyed reading this book, the chapters are well written and flow at a quick pace I also appreciated the history lesson that continues throughout, even learning some history associated with West Point that I did not know I highly recommend this book, it a great read for history lovers, self help readers and those who are looking to apply character in every area of their lives.NOTE I received a copy of Character Carved in Stone in exchange for an honest review

  7. Faye says:

    Using examples of both historical andrecent West Point graduates, Pat Williams takes us through the 12 core values of West Point and how they define a good leader Each of these characteristics are carved into one of twelve stone benches on the West Point campus Compassion, courage, integrity, dignity, perseverance, determination, dedication, responsibility, discipline, service, loyalty and trust I really enjoyed learning about West Point s rich history and about just a few of its famous Using examples of both historical andrecent West Point graduates, Pat Williams takes us through the 12 core values of West Point and how they define a good leader Each of these characteristics are carved into one of twelve stone benches on the West Point campus Compassion, courage, integrity, dignity, perseverance, determination, dedication, responsibility, discipline, service, loyalty and trust I really enjoyed learning about West Point s rich history and about just a few of its famous alumni, from the compassion of Ulysses S Grant, to the courage of the Astronauts of Apollo II, as well as a family with a long legacy of West Point graduates Some of my favorite chapters were about lesser known heroes, who though not as commonly praised, were no less deserving, one of my favorite biographies was that of the Father of West Point, Sylvanus Thayer, as well as that of Omar Bradley Engaging and inspiring, this was a very quick read that piqued my interest into looking deeper into the stories of some of the people mentioned within its pages I learned so much, and would definitely recommend this book as a pleasant and entertaining read for all ages, as I believe that it s never too early to learn good character Disclosure of Material Connection I received one orof the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and testimonials in Advertising

  8. Jill says:

    Authors, Pat Williams and Jim Denney, have paired up to write several leadership based books, including Coach Wooden s Forgotten Teams Stories and Lessons from John Wooden s Summer Basketball Camps In this, the second book read by author duo, I continue to be amazed by the niche in which they are able to theme their book, but the broad audience in which the lessons apply Character Carved in Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success provides engaging milit Authors, Pat Williams and Jim Denney, have paired up to write several leadership based books, including Coach Wooden s Forgotten Teams Stories and Lessons from John Wooden s Summer Basketball Camps In this, the second book read by author duo, I continue to be amazed by the niche in which they are able to theme their book, but the broad audience in which the lessons apply Character Carved in Stone The 12 Core Virtues of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success provides engaging military history with valuable and applicable leadership lessons For instance, determination is important to achieve your goals whether one is a business leader, coach or military general Similarly, like military leaders, when you let employees or soldiers make their own decisions and stand back without interference, you show your subordinates that you trust them and simultaneously earn their trust right back These lessons are just a few of what you can expect to uncover through an extensive dive into the history and traditions of the West Point Military Academy Each chapter does a great job following a military hero that stood out in portraying the values and virtues of West Point This intriguing read of war history and insight shows the steadfast leadership characteristics applicable to both the battle field and board room Disclaimer A review copy was provided by the publisher All opinions are my own

  9. Vickie says:

    Through a series of vignettes about the great military leaders of our nation who have graduated from West Point, the author encourages his readers that we, too, can develop the qualities of great leaders and have success in our lives This is like a short biography of many different military leaders, some from the last century and others from the time of the Civil War I was most interested to find outabout U.S Grant since he was never really hailed as a hero here in my native South I al Through a series of vignettes about the great military leaders of our nation who have graduated from West Point, the author encourages his readers that we, too, can develop the qualities of great leaders and have success in our lives This is like a short biography of many different military leaders, some from the last century and others from the time of the Civil War I was most interested to find outabout U.S Grant since he was never really hailed as a hero here in my native South I also enjoyed reading about General Omar Bradley and his sacrifices, the reason his men trusted him enough to follow him into battle Each story is told with the backdrop of West Point and the influence it had on each leader I never knew about the benches at West Point, but the qualities that each leader showed and the qualities taught at West Point are some that I hope others in the United States can aspire to This was an inspirational book that all should read and refer to frequently DisclaimerDisclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books I was not required to write a positive review The opinions expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising

  10. Nancy Larimer says:

    This book is well w Character Carved in Stone by Pat Williams and Jim Denney is a non fiction Christian book This book is written about the 12 different benches at United States Military Academy at West Point The 12 benches signify these 12 character qualities compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust The author writes about a person who attended West Point who lives out each one of the character This book is well w Character Carved in Stone by Pat Williams and Jim Denney is a non fiction Christian book This book is written about the 12 different benches at United States Military Academy at West Point The 12 benches signify these 12 character qualities compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust The author writes about a person who attended West Point who lives out each one of the character qualities The author gives examples about how the character quality is seen in the person The book is rich in history and has wonderful stories The book challenges us to haveof these qualities in our lives Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book I am not obligated to write a positive review.ritten and I highly recommend this book

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