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Balancing Character and Competence in Leadership

Research has shown that the most effective and esteemed leaders are both highly competent and high in desirable character attributes. So why do so many leadership development programs fall short and only focus on improving competence?

In this thought-provoking discussion, Michigan Ross Professor Dave Mayer shares insights into why focusing on character development alongside competence is crucial for long-term success. He offers practical advice for enhancing leader character, emphasizing the benefits such qualities bring, including boosting employee engagement and performance and fostering an ethical organizational culture, ultimately fostering organizational success.

Don't let character fall behind in your leadership development journey—work alongside Professor Mayer and other expert Ross faculty to build on your leadership strengths to enhance both competence and character, and develop a personalized action plan for immediate impact, all in the Strategic Leaders Program from Michigan Ross.

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John H. Mitchell Professor in Business Ethics
Professor of Management and Organizations
Chair of Management & Organizations