16. Conclusion

  1. Al Gini1 and
  2. Ronald M. Green2

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118551653.ch16

10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

How to Cite

Gini, A. and Green, R. M. (2013) Conclusion, in 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551653.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Loyola University Chicago, USA

  2. 2

    Dartmouth College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2013

Book Series:

  1. Foundations of Business Ethics

Book Series Editors:

  1. W. Michael Hoffman and
  2. Robert E. Frederick

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470672303

Online ISBN: 9781118551653

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Keywords:

  • character;
  • ethics;
  • leader;
  • leadership;
  • service

Summary

This concluding chapter on the book 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character talks about leadership by covering every facet of it. Leadership is more than a set of facts or theories; it is a lived process. Time, place, issues, problems, circumstances, and the particular individuals involved shape the outcomes and play a crucial role in achieving success or failure. The central thesis is that true leadership is based on character, ethics, and service to others. Each of the genuine paragons of virtue we have showcased in this book had his/her moral and personal failures, but each learned from these failures and increased his/her adherence to integrity and moral excellence.