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Principled leaders get results

This week we’ve been asking the questions; what do good leaders actually do? And what does emotionally intelligent leadership mean? We’ve headlined the abilitites to inspire trust, practise empathy and make people feel secure as critical for today’s managers. So it’s good to finish the week with some hard evidence to prove that pincipled leadership is not only the right thing to do - it gets results. This month’s Harvard Business Review showcases new research findings by Minneapolis-based leadership consultancy KRW International, which reveal that highly principled leaders consistently outperform their less ethical counterparts. In the study of CEO’s, those who received high marks from their employees against four key character traits - integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion - sat at the healm of businesses which were on average 5 times more profitable. Click on this link for a stimulating read about how moral fibre makes you money