10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character


What makes a good leader? Ten leaders, ten key virtues

This readable distillation of the core common features of successful leaders shows how an individual`s character, and especially their virtue, is the defining factor. Without these ten vital virtues, leadership becomes "misleadership." The authors, both renowned business ethicists, combine theory with fascinating biographical detail on exemplary leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. The result is an accessible text on the ethics of leadership which, unlike many publications that claim to reveal the secrets of success as a leader, is informed by a wealth of exceptional academic experience.

Chapter 1 What Is Leadership? (pages 112):
Chapter 2 Misleadership (pages 1321):
Chapter 3 Character and Leadership (pages 2237):
Chapter 4 Leadership and Business Excellence (pages 3846):
Chapter 5 The Ten Virtues (pages 4769):
Chapter 6 James Burke and the Tylenol Poisoning Episodes: Deep Honesty (pages 7180):
Chapter 7 Abraham Lincoln/Rosa Parks: Moral Courage (pages 8189):
Chapter 8 Winston Churchill: Moral Judgment and Moral Vision (pages 90105):
Chapter 9 Oprah Winfrey: Compassion and Care (pages 106116):
Chapter 10 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Sicilian Slapping Incidents: Fairness (pages 117126):
Chapter 11 FDR and the A?Bomb: Intellectual Excellence (pages 127144):
Chapter 12 Herb Kelleher and the People of Southwest Airlines: Creative Thinking (pages 145157):
Chapter 13 Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: Good Timing (pages 173184):
Chapter 15 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Deep Selflessness (pages 185194):
Chapter 16 Conclusion (pages 195202):


  • Author: Al Gini, Ronald M. Green(auth.), W. Michael Hoffman, Robert E. Frederick(eds.)
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN-13: 9780470672303, 9781118551653
  • Pages: 220
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 2.1M
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