5. The Ten Virtues

  1. Al Gini1 and
  2. Ronald M. Green2

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118551653.ch5

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) The Ten Virtues, in 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551653.ch5

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:

  • aesthetic sensitivity;
  • compassion;
  • creative thinking;
  • deep honesty;
  • good timing;
  • intellectual excellence;
  • moral courage;
  • moral vision;
  • selflessness;
  • virtues

Summary

The quality of life of a community, whether it is a political unit or a business corporation, depends on the character of all its members and on the virtue of its leaders. The chapter describes the ten virtues of outstanding leaders needed for the leadership. They are deep honesty, moral courage, moral vision, compassion and care, fairness, intellectual excellence, creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, good timing, and deep selflessness. They describe a leader's way of reasoning, his or her most basic beliefs, and the emotions associated with those beliefs. By witnessing the lived display of deep honesty, moral courage, moral vision, compassion and care, fairness, intellectual excellence, creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, good timing, and deep selflessness, we can develop these virtues in our own lives in order to become very good, if not great, leaders.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

creative thinking