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The Leader's Shadow
Exploring and Developing Executive Character



April 1999 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is the first book to examine fully the inner dynamics of executives in top leadership positions.

This empirical examination of the character of leaders covers areas such as personality, values and spirituality, and has been conducted through surveys and in-depth interviews.

The reader is invited to combine the information gleaned from the life stories of the interviewed CEOs with personal reflection as a first step in developing his or her own leadership character.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CONTEXT
 
Context Surrounding Executive Leaders
 
PART TWO: CHARACTER OF EXECUTIVE LEADERS
 
Personalities of Executive Leaders
 
Personal Values of Executive Leaders
 
Spirituality of Executive Leaders
 
PART THREE: CREATIVE FRUITS OF EXECUTIVE LEADERS
 
Creating a Vision of the Future
 
Creating Effective Strategic Properties
 
Creating Organizational Trust
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONS
 
Character and Creative Fruits Examined Together
 
Going into the Shadow and Emerging a Leader

"The Leader’s Shadow is an innovative and much needed approach. It is bristling with insights." 

Ian I. Mitroff
University of Southern California

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