By Al Gini
What makes an exceptional chief? Ten leaders, ten key virtues
This readable distillation of the middle universal gains of winning leaders exhibits 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 well known company ethicists, mix thought with interesting biographical aspect on exemplary leaders corresponding to Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. the result's an available textual content at the ethics of management which, not like many guides that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of luck as a pacesetter, is knowledgeable by means of a wealth of outstanding 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 company 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 considering (pages 145–157):
Chapter thirteen Steve Jobs and Apple: Aesthetic Sensitivity (pages 158–172):
Chapter 14 Charles de Gaulle and Exiting Algeria: sturdy 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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