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 no those ten very important virtues, management turns into "misleadership." The authors, either popular company ethicists, mix thought with attention-grabbing biographical element 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, not like many guides that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of luck as a pace-setter, is proficient by means of 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 considering (pages 145–157):
Chapter thirteen Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158–172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: reliable 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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At http://www. com/Article/L134SECT1. 8 Stephen L. ” First Things, 63, 1996: 49–71, at p. 32. ” Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2002. 10 Immanuel Kant, Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone, translated by Theodore M. Greene and Hoyt H. Hudson. New York: Harper & Row, 1960, p. 174. 11 Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982, p. 66 (parentheses added). , p. 100. 13 The reference to Dante’s Divine Comedy in this context was made by President John F.

6 According to Freeman, ethics is how we treat each other, every day, person to person. If you want to know about a company’s ethics, look at how it treats people – customers, suppliers, and employees. Business is about people. 7 What is being asked of the business community is neither extraordinary nor excessive: a decent product at a fair price; honesty in advertisements; fair treatment of employees, customers, suppliers, and competitors; a strong sense of responsibility to the communities it inhabits and serves; and a reasonable profit for the financial risk taking of its stockholders and owners.

Gekko, Lay, Skillings, and Madoff may have all been charismatic, intelligent, shrewd financial wizards; but they were not men of principle. Historian J. 31 Our four tycoons of trickery possessed all of these ingredients, all of these talents and abilities, but in a perverted form. Their “principles” were purely pecuniary; their moral compass and vision was narcissistic; and the consensus they sought was chimerical. These are all men of character, but of bad character. In a negative way, they define the importance of character just as much as some of those leaders we admire most.

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