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Head, Heart and Guts: How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter C. Cairo, David L. Dotlich

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ACTING WITH UNYIELDING INTEGRITY
 
 
 
 
It is both more difficult and more necessary than ever before to act with unyielding integrity in today’s corporate environment. We live in a time when trust in institutional leaders, especially business leaders, is at an all-time low, due to corporate and accounting scandals that have rocked companies like Enron, Adelphia, Worldcom, Tyco, and Vivendia. Excessive compensation, insider stock trading, and the practice of appointing cronies and friends to key positions or boards have elevated levels of skepticism and distrust of business leaders. People are reflexively cynical about CEOs and other executives, assuming that they are acting with their image and career in mind rather than in accordance with ...

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