This is interesting, but be cautious. It’s based on employee assessment of their bosses. It’s entirely possible that when an employee rates a CEO highly in terms of character, he or she is being influenced by the CEO’s success as a leader. So it’s hard to tease out cause and effect here. >>> Measuring the Return on Character (Harvard Business Review</i)
When we hear about unethical executives whose careers and companies have gone down in flames, it’s sadly unsurprising. Hubris and greed have a way of catching up with people, who then lose the power and wealth they’ve so fervently pursued. But is the opposite also true? Do highly principled leaders and their organizations perform especially well? They do, according to a new study by….