9. Oprah Winfrey: Compassion and Care
Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character
How to Cite
Gini, A. and Green, R. M. (2013) Oprah Winfrey: Compassion and Care, in 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118551653.ch9
- Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 9 APR 2013
Book Series Editors:
- W. Michael Hoffman and
- Robert E. Frederick
Print ISBN: 9780470672303
Online ISBN: 9781118551653
- Oprah Winfrey
Leadership is a relationship between individuals who share the same or similar aspirations and goals. From a leader's point of view, leadership is about commitment to a constituency of others and those others' commitment to the leader. The bond, the cement that holds that relationship together is an admixture of vulnerability, honesty, and trust. Oprah is perceived by her admirers as a caring individual and as someone whose concern and compassion for others animate every personal, professional, and career decision she makes. Oprah cares, and her demonstration of this fact leads them to care about both others and themselves. In her leadership, Oprah has undeniably made care and compassion an industry.