Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance

  • 9h 37m 48s
  • Alan Kolp, James K. Stoller, Peter J. Rea
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value.

Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don’t inspire excellence. Wise leaders, on the other hand, help their people practice character to navigate their way through the turbulence―without lowering performance expectations. As a result, their people are more reliable under pressure.

Exception to the Rule links ancient wisdom with contemporary science on high performance, teamwork, and engagement. Building an organizational culture based on classical virtues―of trust, compassion, courage, justice, wisdom, temperance and hope―is both strategically smart and a better way to live.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1: Trust
  • CHAPTER 2: Compassion
  • CHAPTER 3: Courage
  • CHAPTER 4: Justice
  • CHAPTER 5: Wisdom
  • CHAPTER 6: Temperance
  • CHAPTER 7: Hope
  • CHAPTER 8: Integrity—A Growth Market
  • CHAPTER 9: Classical Solutions to Contemporary Challenges