10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character by Al Gini

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By Al Gini

What makes an exceptional chief? Ten leaders, ten key virtues

This readable distillation of the middle universal gains of profitable leaders exhibits how an individual's personality, and particularly their advantage, is the defining issue. with out those ten very important virtues, management turns into "misleadership." The authors, either popular enterprise ethicists, mix thought with attention-grabbing biographical aspect on exemplary leaders equivalent to Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. the result's an obtainable textual content at the ethics of management which, not like many courses that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of good fortune as a pacesetter, is educated via a wealth of remarkable educational experience.

Chapter 1 what's management? (pages 1–12):
Chapter 2 Misleadership (pages 13–21):
Chapter three personality and management (pages 22–37):
Chapter four management and enterprise Excellence (pages 38–46):
Chapter five the 10 Virtues (pages 47–69):
Chapter 6 James Burke and the Tylenol Poisoning Episodes: Deep Honesty (pages 71–80):
Chapter 7 Abraham Lincoln/Rosa Parks: ethical braveness (pages 81–89):
Chapter eight Winston Churchill: ethical Judgment and ethical imaginative and prescient (pages 90–105):
Chapter nine Oprah Winfrey: Compassion and Care (pages 106–116):
Chapter 10 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Sicilian Slapping Incidents: equity (pages 117–126):
Chapter eleven FDR and the A?Bomb: highbrow Excellence (pages 127–144):
Chapter 12 Herb Kelleher and the folk of Southwest airways: artistic pondering (pages 145–157):
Chapter thirteen Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158–172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: sturdy Timing (pages 173–184):
Chapter 15 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Deep Selflessness (pages 185–194):
Chapter sixteen end (pages 195–202):

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But in 2008, as global financial conditions worsened, investors became increasingly nervous about market stability and a large number of them went to Madoff seeking to reclaim some or all of their initial investment. ”30 On December 11, 2008 Madoff was charged with eleven counts of securities fraud and surrendered to federal authorities. He is now serving a sentence of 150 years, the maximum allowed, in the Federal Correctional Institution near Butner, North Carolina. Differences and nuances aside, we believe that it is obvious that the Gordon Gekko character in the two Wall Street dramas and the real-life Ken Lay, Jeff Skillings, and Bernie Madoff can all be described in the same way.

No longer Lord of the Admiralty, now a mere “back-bencher” in Parliament, Churchill was looked upon as a failed, cranky old man who, in the midst of a worldwide depression, was excessively concerned about a rather insignificant politician in Germany by the name of Adolf Hitler. Even when Hitler came to power in 1933, Parliament paid Churchill little heed. ” But Churchill continued to warn his colleagues. He continued to hector for greater military preparedness and closer bonds with England’s European allies.

These are the things a person chooses to hold as dear, important, and/or sacred; they are the road maps that help us decipher and explain what James calls the “booming, buzzing confusion” of reality. These are the things we are willing to act for and to act on. Our philosophy of life is defined by what we choose to value, and our character is defined by our actually living out that which we value. James believes that an honest person experiencing hard times will make every effort sooner or later to honor a debt, but that a dishonest person may never repay a debt even if he or she possesses more than sufficient resources to do so.

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