By Peter Fretwell
Why have been the yank POWs imprisoned on the “Hanoi Hilton” so resilient in captivity and such a success of their next careers? This e-book provides six rules 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 determine, in real-life occasions, the features worthy for sustainable, high-performance teamwork. The booklet takes readers contained in the brain of James Stockdale, a fighter pilot with a level in philosophy, who used to be the senior rating officer on the Hanoi criminal. The theories Stockdale practiced develop into without problems comprehensible during this e-book. Drawing parallels among Stockdale’s guiding philosophies from the Stoic Epictetus and the foundations of recent activities psychology, Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland exhibit readers tips on how to observe those ideas to their very own organisations and create a tradition with staying power.
Originally proceeding their ebook to target Stockdale’s management sort, the authors chanced on that his technique towards finishing a challenge used to be to guarantee that it may be complete with no him. Stockdale, they clarify, had created a mission-centric association, now not 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 examine. it's also an exam of ways management and organizational rules hired within the crucible of a Hanoi legal align with today’s activities psychology and sleek mental theories and remedies, in addition to the learning ideas utilized by Olympic athletes and army SEALs. Any team keen to use those ideas can flow their venture ahead and create a tradition with staying power—one that outlives person individuals.
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Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High Performance Teams by Peter Fretwell