Character: What Contemporary Leaders Can Teach Us About Building a More Just, Prosperous, and Sustainable Future

  • 10h 18m 23s
  • Gerard H. Seijts, Kimberley Young Milani
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2024

Character is something intrinsic to us all; it forms and reveals who we are. Unbeknownst to many, character is foundational to our judgment, behavior, and leadership. As we tackle the grand challenges of our time, strength of character guides us to make better decisions, creates greater well-being, and contributes to human flourishing. For those who lead—whether in the public, private, not for profit, or education sectors—a greater understanding of character will challenge your thinking, inspire new ideas, and elevate your personal and professional performance.

Character: What Contemporary Leaders Can Teach Us about Building a More Just, Prosperous, and Sustainable Future provides an exceptional opportunity to become a better leader by applying the extraordinary yet down-to-earth insights from the authors' accessible scholarship and interviews with truly distinguished leaders whose lessons on building stronger societies through character-based leadership are moving, powerful, and evergreen.

About the Author

Gerard Seijts is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and holds the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute Chair in Leadership at the Ivey Business School, Canada. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto. He lives in London, Ontario.

Kimberley Young Milani is the Director of Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and the former director of the Institute for Women in Leadership at Brescia University College, Western University. Kimberley is a graduate of the University of Toronto and University of Oxford. She lives in London, Ontario.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - A Call to Character
  • Chapter 2 - Cultivating Character
  • Chapter 3 - Cameron Bailey
  • Chapter 4 - Erika Cheung
  • Chapter 5 - Joan Chittister, OSB
  • Chapter 6 - Lyse Doucet
  • Chapter 7 - Tracy Edwards, MBE
  • Chapter 8 - Lady Brenda Hale
  • Chapter 9 - Alan Jope
  • Chapter 10 - Adam Kahane
  • Chapter 11 - David Kipping
  • Chapter 12 - Ben Lamm
  • Chapter 13 - Gennadiy Mokhnenko
  • Chapter 14 - Maria Ressa
  • Chapter 15 - Mary Robinson
  • Chapter 16 - The Honourable Murray Sinclair
  • Chapter 17 - Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Chapter 18 - Our Necessary and Urgent Work
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