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Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart R. Clegg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199653867

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.001.0001

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Amiability and Citizenship Virtues

Amiability and Citizenship Virtues

(p.87) 4 Amiability and Citizenship Virtues
The Virtues of Leadership

Arménio Rego

Miguel Pina e Cunha

Stewart Clegg

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on how amiability and citizenship virtues (justice and humanity) allow global leaders to develop positive human relationships with a wide range of constituencies (e.g. employees, customers, communities, governments, NGOs), and to act as responsible citizens of the world. The chapter starts by explaining the meaning of the virtue and its corresponding character strengths. References to the opposites and the excess of the strength are also made. Then the chapter explains how the strength contributes to the global leaders’ positive performance. Examples are provided to support the arguments. As in in the previous chapter, it shows that virtuosity requires balance: just as a tenor who hits too many high Cs unnecessarily shows off a wonderful attribute just a little too often, so does a leader whose excessive display of a single virtue hides a lack of facility in others.

Keywords:   citizenship, fairness, leadership, cosmopolitan ethos, love, kindness, social intelligence

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