Leadership & Culture
Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win
Does the character of our leaders matter? You may think this question was answered long ago. Countless business authors and analysts have assured us that great leadership demands great character. Time and again, we’ve seen that truth play out, as once-thriving organizations falter and fail under the guidance of leaders behaving badly.
Moral Intelligence 2.0: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success in Turbulent Times - Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel
The best-performing companies have leaders who actively apply moral values to achieve enduring personal and organizational success. Lennick and Kiel extensively identify the moral components at the heart of the recent financial crisis, and illuminate the monetary and human costs of failed moral leadership in global finance, business and government. The authors begin by systematically defining the principles of moral intelligence and the behavioral competencies associated with them. Next, they demonstrate why sustainable optimal performance on both an individual and organizational level requires the development and application of superior moral and emotional competencies.