Twenty-one members of the Lead Change Group set out to define a concept they have been writing about on their blogs and discussing in conference calls since 2009. They define character-based leadership as "leading from who you are, not your position or power."
Each character-based leader is unique, bringing their best "self" to make a positive difference. This unique work aligns 21 different author's perspectives on aspects of character-based leadership in a manner designed to inspire you to be the leader you can be.
The Character-Based Leader is a must-read for anyone who realizes that leading from who you are (rather than your title) is the key to longevity and satisfaction in any leadership role. This well-written, easy read will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take ACTION! - Marshall Goldsmith, recognized as the Thinkers 50 most-influential leadership thinker in the world, and author of the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
A rich and comprehensive collection of compelling perspectives on the importance of character in the leadership equation. A very worthy read. - Douglas R. Conant, Retired President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company, and author of the NY Times Bestseller TouchPoints
What do you get when 21 deep-thinking leaders share their thoughts on Character-Based Leadership with the world? You get a book filled with actionable advice that can change the world one person at a time. Buy it. Read it. It will change how you see your leadership. It will change how you live your life. - Liz Strauss, International Business Strategist, Author of Successful-Blog
The Lead Change Group has hit it out of the park! The Character-Based Leader distills timeless lessons of virtuous, effective living-and applies them seamlessly to the daily demands and spectacular opportunities of the 21st century. Put this wonderful book to use today, transforming your life and work into a masterpiece of service. - James Strock, businessman, speaker, citizen servant, and author of the award-winning business bestseller Serve to Lead
The Lead Change Group is a nonprofit global community dedicated to instigating a leadership revolution that encourages, energizes and equips people to apply character-based leadership to lead change. Learn more at http://leadchangegroup.com.\