West Point’s 11 Principles of Leadership

Leadership is many things, but the 11 Principles of Leadership used by the army are some of the best examples of what it means to be a leader.

Leadership is not simply management. It’s more than that and these principles succinctly explain both what leadership really is and therefore why the standard is so hard to meet. Leadership of this kind requires a special mixture of discipline, ability, and honesty which much of our lives we do not need or are allowed to ignore.