Sailing True North: Ten Admirals
by Stavridis, Admiral James
A distinguished admirals and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO penned this meditation on leadership and character, using the lives of ten of history’s most illustrious naval commanders as the lens. None of the leaders he chose were perfect, some were deeply flawed. But by examining their deeds, important themes emerge–not least that there an art to knowing when to listen to your shipmates and when to turn a blind eye, that serving your reputation is a poor substitute for serving your character, and that taking time to read and reflect is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.