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The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution...One Person at a Time Paperback – July 19, 2012
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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.