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Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel

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ROC Leadership in Action

Mastering the Essentials

We have seen how life experiences both helped and hindered the leaders who participated in the ROC study as they grew into adulthood and moved into major leadership roles. The Virtuoso leaders—those who lead with great character and also create the greatest value for their organizations—found a way to make sense of their life experiences, incorporating both positive and negative events into one coherent story. At the same time, they developed strong character habits and adopted positive beliefs about human nature, organizational life, and their own sense of purpose. In short, each had become an integrated self—someone who had learned to connect his head to his heart. The leaders developed a ...

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