Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders Leadership and Character

ISBN-10: 0470672315

ISBN-13: 9780470672310

Edition: 2013

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Ten leaders, ten key virtues: this philosophical work distils the characteristics of leadership and shows how anything less is ‘misleadership’. Written by two renowned scholars of ethics, the book includes fascinating biographical detail on exemplars such as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. Accessible and readable work of philosophy Covers the background theory as well as how it can be applied Authors renowned for their scholarship in ethics and philosophy Includes a wealth of fascinating biographical detail on exemplary leaders and their outstanding virtues and characteristics
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and long time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. For over twenty-three years he has been the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM, and he regularly lectures to community and professional organizations on issues of business and ethics. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It's Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); and, most recently, he helped to edit and wrote the prologues for The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler (The Great Books Foundation, 2007) and Even Deadlier: A Sequel (The Great Books Foundation, 2009).

About the Authors
Prologue
Character Leadership
What Is Leadership?
A Reflection
Ethics, Virtue, and Character
Misleadership
What Is Bad Leadership?
Misleaders
Bad Followers
A Few Examples
Character and Leadership
Character and Integrity
The Dark Side of Character
Character as Goodwill
Leadership and Business Excellence
Ethics in Business
Workplace Ethics
Leaders as Role Models
A Culture of Narcissism
The Ten Virtues
Deep Honesty
Moral Courage
Moral Vision
Compassion and Care
Fairness
Intellectual Excellence
Creative Thinking
Aesthetic Sensitivity
Good Timing
Deep Selflessness
Leadership in Action
James Burke and the Tylenol Poisoning Episodes: Deep Honesty
Burke's Rise to Leadership
Response to Crisis
A Further Challenge
Abraham Lincoln/Rosa Parks: Moral Courage
Courage: Physical and Moral
Team of Rivals
An Important Bus Ride
Shared Convictions
Winston Churchill: Moral Judgment and Moral Vision
Churchill versus Halifax
The War Cabinet Meets
Churchill's Judgment
The Hinge of Fate
Oprah Winfrey: Compassion and Care
Star Status and More
Her Fan Base
The Book Club
Leadership Is a Relationship
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Sicilian Slapping Incidents: Fairness
The Slapping Incidents
The Challenges Ike Faced
Ike's Response
FDR and the A-Bomb: Intellectual Excellence
The Scientific Background
Roosevelt's Preparation for Leadership
Hitler's Ascent to Leadership
The A-Bomb Decision: The United States
The A-Bomb Decision: Germany
Herb Kelleher and the People of Southwest Airlines: Creative Thinking
Southwest's Start
Southwest's Service Innovations
Southwest and Its People
Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity
Beginnings
The Macintosh
The Whole Widget
Learning from Failure
Apple Reborn
The Centrality of Design
Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: Good Timing
Youth and the First World War
Up to the Battle of France
Postwar Retreat amidst Political and Military Turmoil
Taking Command
Aftermath
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Deep Selflessness
His Calling
His Gift
His Legacy
Conclusion
Index
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