The Character-Based Leader and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$14.46
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.00
  • Save: $2.54 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Friday, April 25? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time Paperback


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.46
$14.45 $5.22

Frequently Bought Together

The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time + Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want (BK Business)
Price for both: $27.80

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Big Spring Books
Editors' Picks in Spring Releases
Ready for some fresh reads? Browse our picks for Big Spring Books to please all kinds of readers.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (July 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145751222X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457512223
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 16 customer reviews
I know this book can help me and it will help anyone else that reads it become a leader.
Rhina Diaz
21 Different leaders share their thoughts on not only leadership but the true character behind a good leader.
Chester L
Lessons range from general philosophy to very specific "how-to" teaching; each complementing the other.
Bob Burg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Fuller on August 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Great leaders lead by example. Think George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Michael Gorbachev, Susan B. Anthony, or Martin Luther King, Jr. Effective leaders personify and exemplify the values that characterize their business, school, church, organization, cause, or nation. That's why character matters. Leaders may talk values, but unless they walk their talk, they send out a contradictory message that undermines the cohesion and vitality of the entity they lead. "The Character-Based Leader" shows the power of exemplification in the best way possible: through a collection of compelling examples. If you're responsible for leading anything--from a family to a team to a company or a city--this book will show you how to improve your game and better serve those whom you're privileged to lead.

- Robert W. Fuller, former president of Oberlin College and author of "Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JaneAnderson on September 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
I bought this book the first day I heard it would be available and have moved other books aside to reading this one. This will be a meaningful, life changing book for the reader who let's the message implant itself in their daily practice. We all read, but do we practice what we read? I normally pass over the acknowledgements and preliminary texts to go for the meat of the book right away. Not this time, and here's why. I have been reading blogs focused on leadership and character development for a long time and as I was contemplating purchasing The Character Based Leader, I noticed all the names of authors who contributed and realized what a gold mine this book would be. There is no one size fits all in our organizations today, but there is the underlying need for leaders who operate with impeccable ethics, passion for their work, with compassion for humanity. This book recognizes that and seeks to build character at the individual level where it will spread into the board rooms and the annual plans to create the tapestry for stronger organizations. Each one - teach one.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Bob Burg on September 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
21 different Leadership authorities and practitioners combined to provide both individual lessons and a comprehensive look at what makes a highly successful and effective leader. Lessons range from general philosophy to very specific "how-to" teaching; each complementing the other.

As the title tells us, it all centers around character; that what someone *is* determines what they do. As Mike Henry wrote early in the book, the general authors' consensus is that "Character-Based Leadership is leading from who you are, rather than from your position of power."

I thought the following paraphrase of a quote by very successful CEO, Mark Oakes was powerful and representative of the wisdom in this book: "Character-Based Leadership is not a particular style of leadership or a key set of behaviors. Rather, it is making the decsion that you *are* a leader. Instead of simply deciding to run a triathlon, a greater transformation occurs when you decide to become a triathlete. At that point, your actions emanate from who you are. Character-Based Leadership is not a list of behaviors, but is about who you are at your core."

The goal of this group, all of whom are individual members of Lead Change Group, Inc., apparently is to "create a leadership revolution so that "character becomes the top priority in evaluating and developing leaders." And, those of us who read the book, learn and apply the information and wise teachings, are in an excellent position to be a part of that very worthy vision and outcome.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David M. Dye on September 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
Books are food for the mind and soul.

Some are empty sugary snacks, some are one-of-a-kind extravagant affairs like a 12 course royal banquet (Drucker's Management for instance), some are light and nutritious like a good lunch salad.

The Character Based Leader: Instigating a leadership revolution one person at a time, by the Lead Change Group, Inc., is a dinner buffet: an assortment of dishes with something for everyone.

Buffets are iffy things - you've probably been to one of those restaurants where 30 or 40 different foods are laid out, but you don't want to eat any of it - the lettuce is wilted, the meat is tough and flavorless, and the bread is dry. In their effort to serve many types of food, the owners did none of it well.

You've probably encountered the same thing in certain buffet-books - those collections of individual authors with writing centered around a theme. Each contributes their own perspective in a single chapter-length essay. Sometimes the narrative is lost, the writing is dry, and you get the feeling the author's heart just wasn't in it.

I am glad to say that The Character Based Leader is decidedly NOT this type of book.

With 21 different authors, it is bursting with flavor and value for hungry leaders.

You Say You Want a Revolution

The Character Based Leader opens with the premise that we need a radical change, that "people aren't satisfied with where they are or where leaders are". Trust in leaders is low and many young people have an aversion to being leaders themselves.

Mike Henry Sr., founder of the Lead Change Group and the motive force behind The Character Based Leader wants to start a leadership revolution.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa148215c)