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The Virtues of Transcendence

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199653867
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742057 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0005
The Virtues of Transcendence

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This chapter discusses how transcendent virtues (temperance and transcendence) enable global leaders to control impulses and emotions, and to act in favour of a high purpose—in short, to release inner energies in favour of outer virtuous aims. The chapter starts by explaining the meaning of the virtue and its corresponding character strengths. References to the opposites and the excess of the strength are also made. Then the chapter explains how the strength contributes to the global leaders’ positive performance. Examples are provided to support the arguments. As in Chapters 3 and 4, this chapter discusses the golden mean paradigm.

Keywords: temperance; forgiveness; humility/modesty; prudence; self-regulation; appreciation of beauty and excellence; gratitude; hope; humour; spirituality

Chapter.  14359 words. 

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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