By Al Gini
What makes a superb chief? Ten leaders, ten key virtues
This readable distillation of the center universal gains of winning leaders indicates 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 company ethicists, mix concept with attention-grabbing biographical aspect on exemplary leaders similar 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 courses that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of good fortune as a pace-setter, is educated through 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 folks of Southwest airways: inventive pondering (pages 145–157):
Chapter thirteen Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158–172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: strong 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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2 Using Socrates as main interlocutor in the dialogue and presumably as his spokesman, Plato argues that the central problem of politics is to organize the state so as to place control in the hands of individuals who understand that you cannot make people happy by simply making them richer or more powerful than their neighbors. Socrates is convinced that, so long as knowledge is only valued as a means to power and wealth, the helm of the ship of state will be sought after by ambitious individuals who are only motivated by status and profit.
27. , pp. 24–25. Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law (=Summa theologiae, la–llae), translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1947, Question 95, Art. 2. , Question 90. 3 CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP Let me state a personal bias that leadership is really a matter of character. The process of becoming a leader is no different than the process of becoming a fully integrated human being. Warren Bennis1 Plato’s Republic is arguably the first book ever written on the art of leadership.
Gordon Gekko is an iconic movie personality that is both a model of bad character and a classic example of being a misleader in all aspects of his life. Gekko’s worldview is narrowly and narcissistically focused. Like Machiavelli’s Prince, Gekko seeks exclusively the satisfaction of his own desires and goals and is essentially unconcerned about the wellbeing of the community, the organization, or even the family he belongs to. For him, Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character by Al Gini