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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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The Virtues of Transcendence

The Virtues of Transcendence

(p.116) 5 The Virtues of Transcendence
The Virtues of Leadership

Arménio Rego

Miguel Pina e Cunha

Stewart Clegg

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how transcendent virtues (temperance and transcendence) enable global leaders to control impulses and emotions, and to act in favour of a high purpose—in short, to release inner energies in favour of outer virtuous aims. 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 Chapters 3 and 4, this chapter discusses the golden mean paradigm.

Keywords:   temperance, forgiveness, humility/modesty, prudence, self-regulation, appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humour, spirituality

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