Virtuous leadership: A theoretical model and research agenda

Craig L. Pearce, David A. Waldman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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A discussion of a model for virtuous leadership is presented by Pearce, Waldman and Csikszentmihalyi. The import and interplay of work relationships and task accomplishment are considered along vertical and shared leadership connections. These authors contend that individual characteristics and cues in the environment may point to greater ethical and moral decision making as well as enhanced positive organizational learning. The idea of a continuum ranging from absence to full presence of virtuous leadership has implications for exemplary work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Virtuous Organization
Subtitle of host publicationInsights from Some of the World's Leading Management Thinkers
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789812818607
ISBN (Print)9812818596, 9789812818591
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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