In the latest book on character in success, whether organization, business, personal, the authors Lt. General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. (Ret.)--59th Superintendant of West Point--and Dr. Michael D. Mathews--Professor of Psychology, West Point--explain why leaders rely on a foundation of character.
Character is hard to measure, and multidimensional, but you know it when you see it. And perhaps more starkly when it is lacking.
Pair with Jocko Willink's Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, honing on, in my opinion, one lacking aspect of character in our culture writ large.