Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders Leadership and Character | Edition: 1
Author: Al Gini, Ronald M. Green
publisher Date: 04/01/2013
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: Arguing that an individual’s character—particularly as constituted by ten particular virtues—is the core factor in determining leadership ability, this book offers a fresh perspective on a subject which has spawned hundreds of books claiming to share the secret ingredients of a leader’s success. Here, exemplars as varied as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey provide the evidence for ten core leadership virtues that combined to make them figures of inspiration and influence.The authors bring their decades of scholarship in business, ethics, philosophy, and leadership to bear on a topic which could scarcely be more timely and resonant. They show how leadership is a lived process that involves more than facts and theories,and that missing key characteristics lends itself all too easily to the conduct of 'misleadership'. Time, place, issues, and circumstances may shape the outcomes of those aspiring to govern the actions of their fellows, but true leadership flows from an individual’s character, ethical principles, and desire to be of service to others.