West Point Leadership Principles

I was attending a leadership conference at work yesterday and our guest speaker was a West Point graduate and he discussed some of the leadership principles that are at the core of West Point graduates.  I am sharing them below, but they are just as valuable in the business world as they are in the Military.


Leadership Principles

  • Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
  • Be technically and tactically proficient.
  • Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
  • Make sound and timely decisions.
  • Set the example.
  • Know your soldiers and look out for their well-being. Keep your subordinates informed.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates.
  • Ensure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished
  • Build the team.
  • Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities.