Sustainable high performance cultures can be replicated. Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton examines their characteristics in detail, using stories from the POWs who spent seven years there. These lessons can be applied in your business, sports, or your personal career. Learn the six principles the POWs used to win their war. Go inside the mind of James Stockdale, the senior ranking officer at the Hanoi Hilton, and learn how to apply these principles in your organization and life. Learn why their long ordeal produced remarkably strong, resilient, thoughtful and mature human beings. Tapping sources ranging from ancient philosophers to sports psychology and the latest neurological research, Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton shows you how the principles and research can be applied to your own organization to create a culture with staying power. The crucible of the Hanoi Hilton produced these lessons without the benefit of modern leadership and team theories. But the POWs' stories show these principles can help any team achieve their mission and create a culture with staying power?one that outlives you.
Taylor Baldwin Kiland is a writer and ghostwriter who specializes in military non-fiction. She has written, co-authored, ghost-written or edited thirteen books, including Open Doors: Vietnam POWs Thirty Years Later; the children's books The U.S. Navy & Military Careers and Oz, Dog of the Del; and A Walk in the Yard: A Self-Guided Walking Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy. A former naval officer - the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy, Taylor spent twenty years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career. She holds a master's degree in Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their four-year-old daughter.