By Al Gini

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

This readable distillation of the center universal good points of profitable leaders indicates how an individual's personality, and particularly their advantage, is the defining issue. with out those ten important virtues, management turns into "misleadership." The authors, either well known company ethicists, mix thought with attention-grabbing biographical element on exemplary leaders corresponding to Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. the result's an obtainable textual content at the ethics of management which, in contrast to many guides that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of good fortune as a pacesetter, is educated by means of a wealth of outstanding 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 company 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: inventive considering (pages 145–157):
Chapter thirteen Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158–172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: stable 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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In Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, translated and edited by Robert M. Adams. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977, p. 180. 20 Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, translated and edited by Robert M. Adams. New York: W. W. Norton, 1977, p. 56, n. 8 (translator’s footnote). , p. 18. , p. 44. ” Chicago Sun-Times, December 11, 1987. 24 Paul M. Healy and Krishna G. ” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 5(2), 2003: 3. 25 “The Smartest Guys in the Room,” directed by Alex Gibney. Documentary. Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2005.

39. , p. 219. Peter F. ” The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 1988. Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010, pp. 138–139. , pp. 141–144. Peter F. Drucker, The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1969, pp. 229–231. , p. xviii. Denise Giardina, Saints and Villains. New York: Ballantine Books, 1999, 102. Barbara Kellerman, Bad Leadership, pp. xiii, xiv. Garry Wills, Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership.

I am the Zeitgeist!  . ”12 Bad Followers Of course, it is important to understand that, in the leadership equation, misleaders are not the sole villains when things go wrong. At the level of both theory and practice, misleaders do not come to be entirely on their own. Nor do misleaders act alone. 13 Both leaders and misleaders achieve power either through the active cooperation or through the benign neglect of their followers. Historian Garry Wills reaffirms a point we previously made: that leaders need followers and, when followers are lacking, the best and the worst ideas have little or no effect.

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