Stockdale Paradox

You might think that optimism would be the best mindset in a difficult situation. You would be wrong. ADM James Stockdale found that reframing his mindset while incarcerated in the Hanoi Hilton for 8 years literally save his life. The Stockdale Paradox is

Dr. Joseph J. Thomas is the Director, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and former Class of ’61 Chair and Distinguished Professor of Leadership Education and ADM Jay Johnson Research Professor in Leadership and Ethics. He is also a past Director, John A. Lejeune Leadership Institute, Marine Corps University. Joe’s education includes an M.S.Sc. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, a M.S.S. from the US Army War College, a Ph.D. from George Mason University, and Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. 

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