By Al Gini
What makes a very good chief? Ten leaders, ten key virtues
This readable distillation of the center universal gains of profitable leaders exhibits how an individual's personality, and particularly their advantage, is the defining issue. with no those ten very important virtues, management turns into "misleadership." The authors, either popular company ethicists, mix concept with attention-grabbing biographical element on exemplary leaders corresponding to Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Oprah Winfrey. the result's an obtainable textual content at the ethics of management which, not like many courses that declare to bare the secrets and techniques of good fortune as a pace-setter, is trained via 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 folk of Southwest airways: artistic pondering (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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27 While it can be argued, at least theoretically, that Lay and Skilling did not initially and intentionally set out to misappropriate and misdirect billions of dollars of investors’ money, the same argument cannot be made for Bernard Madoff. Even though he said, somewhat disingenuously, that he “always meant to stop,” the reality is that, from the outset, he ran a scam that ended up being a $65-billion Ponzi scheme. ”28 Madoff ’s intention was always to “make off ” with the money. Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L.
In an ethical predicament neutrality is unacceptable. 13 To lift a page from an older tradition, one might say that Gilligan saw each one of us as having the responsibility to be a mensch. The word mensch (rhymes with “bench”) is Yiddish (an Ashkenazi Jewish language written in the Hebrew alphabet, with a primarily but not exclusively German vocabulary). A mensch is a person of character, an individual of recognized worth and behavior. James Atlas says that a mensch is a person of fundamental decency, a person of high values and standards.
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