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Virtue is acquired through practice. Practice produces habits. Habits become tendencies. Tendencies become a way of life.
The essence of Virtuous Leadership
Leadership is not just leading, in the sense of power and managing other people. Leadership is above all a sound relationship with one’s self, personal growth. And that comes from virtues.
A person’s temperament is hard to change, but one’s character can be refined. The key is virtues – powers of the mind, will and heart that strengthen your character and balance your personality. Virtues enable a person to counteract the weaknesses in their temperament and maximally develop their strengths
The power of Virtuous Leadership
Leadership is excellence, which has both a technical and a human component. Virtuous Leadership helps you achieve excellence by means of the human element, without neglecting the technical side. Excellence comes from the ability to act well, in a truly human way, and to do so habitually. Such good habits, in other words virtues, are acquired through practice:
Virtue is acquired through practice – practice produces habits – habits become tendencies – tendencies become a way of life.
Leadership is character.
Benefits of Virtuous Leadership training
Virtuous Leadership lays the foundations for lasting authority. Like excellence, authority is based on both technical expertise and a charismatic personality. It’s built on a grasp of the human virtues.
Virtuous Leadership puts the meaning of work and motivation in the right perspective. They arise from a desire to achieve high goals and produce results, and from the need to be of service.
Benefits of Virtuous Leadership
- Healthy self-confidence
- Creative stress management
- Better concentration
- Interpersonal skills
- More meaning in one’s work
- Strong job motivation
- Mastery of one’s emotions
- A problem-centred (not self-centred) approach
- A strong work ethic