What makes a successful leader? Skill, grit, resiliency, charisma, courage, credibility? All of these factors play a part, but underlying each of them is the one core attribute that all others emanate from: strength of character.
THE CHARACTER EDGE:
Leading and Winning With Integrity
by Lt. General Robert Caslen & Dr. Michael Matthews
St. Martin’s Press, October 2020
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We are experiencing a failure in character right now at the highest levels—in business, in politics, in sports, and beyond—and we all suffer for it. In response to these failures, the psychological science of character has exploded. Psychologists are building an understanding of the role character plays in leadership, trust, and overcoming adversity, and demonstrating links between character and resilience. THE CHARACTER EDGE puts the science to work and presents an actionable method for building character. Built on the lessons of the authors’ work, and drawing examples from successful leaders in business, industry, sports, and beyond; and in the spirit of bestselling pop-psych books like Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Susan Cain’s Quiet, and Carol Dweck’s Mindset, THE CHARACTER EDGE is a must-read roadmap to true strength of character.
Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. recently retired as the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to serving at West Point, LTG Caslen served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. He has been recognized with numerous military and civilian awards and honors at the highest levels.
Dr. Michael D. Matthews is currently Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former Air Force officer. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Matthews speaks regularly to military and civic groups on matters of personal and organizational resilience, and is a regular consultant to senior Army leaders. Dr. Matthews is the author of Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War (Oxford University Press, 2014).