Book Virtuous leaders : strategy, character, and influence in the 21st century / Richard R. Kilburg.
Publication year: c2012.
Call Number HD57.7 .K55 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433810961 1433810964
Extent: xii, 254 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Twenty-first century organizational leaders face many difficult challenges. As governments and businesses expand to meet needs of an ever-increasing population, the decisions leaders make today are more important than ever. With rising competition amid uncertainty of a progressively globalized economy, success and failure are increasingly defined on an ever-grander scale. In these times, how can executives and other business, government, and nonprofit leaders guide their organizations to success amid the challenges of the modern world? In this extensively researched, thoroughly practical book, executive consultant Richard Kilburg characterizes effective leadership as a combination of specific behaviorally-based competencies and virtuous aspects of character. He demonstrates that despite all complexities of the modern world, the foundations of executive leadership can still be found in the timeless and enduring virtues of the ancient Chinese and Greeks. With rich informative discussions of classical and modern literatures on virtue and executive leadership, and a wealth of exercises and questionnaires that translate models of leadership into plans for action, Virtuous Leaders is a vital resource for leaders and executive consultants.
Preface -- 1. The timeless need for leaders -- 2. Establishing strategy and setting direction : what is expected from executives -- 3. The psycho dynamic origins of seven deadly management errors -- 4. Wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, and reverence : Platonic virtues and leadership competence -- 5. Reverence and temperance : foundations for virtuous leadership -- 6. The evolution of executive conscience and the practice of justice -- 7. The arts of strategic influence : making effective performance possible -- Epilogue.