Leading with Character and Competence: Moving Beyond Title, Position, and Authority

  • 4h 55m 55s
  • Timothy R. Clark
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2016

“Leadership is an applied discipline, not a foamy concept to muse about,” says three-time CEO, Oxford-trained scholar, and consultant Timothy R. Clark. “In fact, it's the most important applied discipline in the world.” The success of any organization can be traced directly to leadership. And leadership can be learned. But too many books and development programs focus exclusively on skills.

In reality, performance and ultimate credibility are based on a combination of character and competence. As Clark puts it, character is the core and competence the crust. He shows how greatness emerges from a powerful combination of the two, although in the end character is more important. A leader with character but no competence will be ineffective, while a leader with competence but no character is dangerous.

In this Audiobook

  • CHAPTER 1 The First Cornerstone of Character: Integrity
  • CHAPTER 2 The Second Cornerstone of Character: Humility
  • CHAPTER 3 The Third Cornerstone of Character: Accountability
  • CHAPTER 4 The Fourth Cornerstone of Character: Courage
  • CHAPTER 5 The First Cornerstone of Competence: Learning
  • CHAPTER 6 The Second Cornerstone of Competence: Change
  • CHAPTER 7 The Third Cornerstone of Competence: Judgment
  • CHAPTER 8 The Fourth Cornerstone of Competence: Vision


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