Back to Essentials: Virtues and Character for Strategic Leaders
Strategy Research Paper
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The validity of education in virtues for leaders has been stressed for centuries. However, the current trend focuses instead on cognitive and managerial aspects of leadership, minimizing the importance of the virtues and therefore, of character. In order to demonstrate the influence that virtues have in the achievement of strategic leadership competencies, this paper analyzes the relationship between them. Based on the identified relationships, the paper suggests the advantages of considering the virtues as one of the basis of character, and therefore necessary for the education for strategic leaders. The model proposed has broader application, and the study suggests some aspects for further research.