The Virtues of Global Leaders: An Integrative Research Perspective

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:
The Virtues of Global Leaders: An Integrative Research Perspective

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This chapter integrates the arguments presented in the previous chapters. Different virtues tend to support different roles, activities, and competencies. Therefore, global leaders must combine different virtues for being effective and a source of positive impact. Thus, the chapter suggests the relevance of strengths is contingent upon the global leaders’ roles and missions. Reciprocal influences between strengths are also discussed. The chapter also suggests that human strengths and virtues may serve as facilitators and enablers of global leader development. Finally, the chapter points out some research directions.

Keywords: clusters of strengths; reciprocal influences; contingency factors; global leadership development; experiential learning theory; research directions

Chapter.  8174 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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