By Bill Gentry, Kristin Cullen, & David Altman
Center for Creative Leadership
Highly publicized ethical scandals have challenged our faith in the integrity of today’s leaders and public figures. With these scandals in mind, the Center for Creative Leadership examined not the character weaknesses that provoke such indiscretions, but the character strengths that top executives and middle managers need to maintain leadership with integrity. This paper describes those strengths and explains why leaders need them.
Gentry, B., Cullen, K., & Altman, D. (2016). The irony of integrity: A study of the character strengths of leaders [White paper] . Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership. https://doi.org/10.35613/ccl.2016.1032