Author(s): Donovan Campbell
What does it take to be a great leader? In a word- character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin all effective leadership-and how anyone can stand up, serve others, and get the job done by bringing out the best in a team. The Leader's Code is not a book of esoteric secrets, but a practical action plan that can be applied to any situation in which exemplary leadership is required-at home, in the workplace, and in our everyday lives. Moreover, The Leader's Code unpacks the military servant-leader model-one that demands that a leader take care of his mission first, his team second, and himself a distant third-and explains why this concept of self-sacrifice inspires teams in any context and is so needed in today's world. Focusing on the development of character as the foundation of servant-leadership, Campbell identifies its six key attributes- humility, excellence, kindness, discipline, courage, and wisdom.
Donovan Campbell is a management and technology consultant and the bestselling author of Joker One- A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood. He graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School, finished first in his class at the Marines' basic officer course, and served three combat deployments. He was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and a Bronze Star with Valor for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his combat tours he returned to Dallas, where he is now a consultant with Credera, a rapidly growing management and technology consulting company. He has lectured at Harvard Business School, the Air Force Academy, PepsiCo, and the Barbara Bush Celebration of Reading. He lives in Dallas with his wife and daughters.