In 2005 we were fortunate to publish the first edition of Moral Intelligence. In the book, we argued that sustainable business performance was only possible when leaders and their organizations acted in concert with certain core universal principles, including integrity, responsibility, compassion, and forgiveness. We described the skills that were needed for leaders to behave in ways that were both moral and at the same time financially smart for their businesses. We demonstrated through the lives of some of the United States’ most highly regarded leaders the essential relationship between moral competence and business success.

Still reeling from the corporate accounting scandals of the early 2000s, such as Enron and WorldCom, we ...

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