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.

Character wins through

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.

Chair of the Board at KRW International

Fred Kiel PhD is Chair of the Board of KRW International, Inc and brings over 30 years’ experience to his work with Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives on building organisational effectiveness through leadership excellence and aligning organisation with mission. He is often called the “father of executive coaching” for his pioneering work in this field. He received his BA and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.