Character wins through
7th April 2015 | Fred Kiel
Is there link between a leader’s character and business performance? Research conducted by Dr Fred Kiel and his team indicates there is. Here, he talks to editor Nick de Cent.
NdeC: Can you summarise the link between high-character leaders* and business performance?
FK: We studied the lives and leadership skills of over 100 CEOs. We interviewed and surveyed these CEOs, and we surveyed the ratings from over 8,500 randomly selected employees about the CEOs and their senior leadership teams. So, our findings are based on a very large sample.