Character matters. Character can be learned and needs to be practiced in order to be cultivated. Character, defined simply, is the way someone thinks, feels and behaves. Character is fundamental to how we engage with the world, who we engage with, how we act and make decisions, and what we notice and reinforce.
What are the behavioural habits that allow you to have the character of a leader worth following? Philosophers have used the term virtues as a way of describing the behaviours, values and traits of good character. A leading scholar in leadership character, Professor Mary Crossan, identifies 10 virtues of leaders who focus on long-term performance of their organization, and the organizational impact when these virtues are present.
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