Building Character: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2007 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Building Character is written for leaders who understand their responsibility to develop authentic leaders within their organizations. Without presenting an overarching moral code or a prescriptive code of behavior, this book offers leaders and managers a practical model complete with the tools, information, and processes to develop character in leaders at all levels. The author explains the role character plays in leadership success and effectiveness and outlines how character can be developed through the Five E's—Example, Education, Experience, Evaluation, and Environment.
 

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Contents

Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 1 Character and Leadership
1
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 2 Five Influential Attributes
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 3 Example
49
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 4 Experience
65
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 5 Education
89
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 6 Environment
111
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 7 Evaluation
127
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Chapter 8 Next Steps
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Appendix B Assessing Leadership Character
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Appendix C A Checklist of Good Leader Behaviors
169
Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Appendix D Leadership Character Scenarios
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Appendix E Integrated Plan for Developing Leadership Character
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership References and Suggested Readings
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Index
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership About the Center for Creative Leadership
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Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership Appendix A Personal Values
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Gene Klann is a senior member of the training faculty at theCenter for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, North Carolina.Prior to joining CCL, he was founder and president of LeadershipInternational, an organization specializing in human relations,training, coaching, and management consulting.

The CENTER FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP is a nonprofiteducational institution with international reach whose mission isto advance the understanding, practice, and development ofleadership for the benefit of society worldwide. From its campusesin Greensboro, North Carolina; Colorado Springs, Colorado; SanDiego, California; Brussels; and Singapore, it conducts research,produces publications and assessment tools, and offers a variety ofeducational programs. The Financial Times has ranked CCL among theworld's top 5 providers of executive education. For moreinformation, visit CCL's Web site at www.ccl.org.

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