Leading With Character: Stories of Valor and Virtue by John J. SosikLeading With Character: Stories of Valor and Virtue by John J. Sosik

Leading With Character: Stories of Valor and Virtue

byJohn J. SosikEditorSosik

Paperback | September 20, 2006

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What kind of character strengths must leaders develop in themselves and others to create and sustain extraordinary organizational growthand performance? The author, John J. Sosik, answers this question by reviewing what is known about the connection between authentictransformational leadership and positive psychology. He summarizes a wealth of leadership knowledge in a unique collection of captivatingstories about 25 famous leaders from business, history and pop culture: Condoleezza Rice, John F. Kennedy, Maya Angelou, Bill Gates,Brian Wilson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Joe Namath, Pat Tillman, Mother Teresa, Lady Diana, Pope John Paul II, Shirley Chisholm,Governor James Hunt, Andy Griffith, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Warren Buffet, Andy Grove, EleanorRoosevelt, Herb Kelleher, Anita Roddick, Johnny Cash, and Fred Rogers.What do these leaders have in common? Each possesses virtues of wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence andtheir associated character strengths that form the foundation of their outstanding leadership. Besides generating astonishing results for theirorganizations, these leaders reaped numerous physical, mental, social and spiritual benefits from their strong character. Their stories teachreaders leadership principles that they too can apply to achieve sustainable growth and excellence. The author includes dozens ofinteresting examples, vivid anecdotes, and clear guidelines to offer readers an in-depth look at how character and virtue forms the moralfiber of authentic transformational leadership. Individuals currently in leadership positions as well as aspiring leaders will find the book'sconversational style, fascinating stories, and practical guidelines both useful and inspiring.
Title:Leading With Character: Stories of Valor and VirtueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.34 × 0.68 inPublished:September 20, 2006Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1593115415

ISBN - 13:9781593115418

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