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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - The Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership by Cresencio Torres

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A MORAL COMPASS

The seven deadly sins are just as relevant today as they were to our ancestors. But can leaders do anything to change their attitudes and behaviors to counter and transcend the malignant forces created by the deadly sins? The answer is yes.

In a 1999 article in Leader to Leader, Warren Bennis writes: “For executive leaders, character is framed by drive, competence, and integrity. Most senior executives have the drive and competence necessary to lead. But too often organizations elevate people who lack the moral compass.”

Some leaders are destined to make the same mistakes over and over again. Will they ever learn? Once the deadly sins get hold of someone, they are hard to get rid of. But perhaps the saving virtues can be translated ...

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