September 29, 2005

News & Opinion: How do you harness the Power of Moral Intelligence

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 2:00 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

How are moral principles related to business performance and successful leadership? Two globally respected leaders, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, have spent 10 years researching the connection and have discovered the best performing companies are guided by leaders with both a strong moral compass and the ability to follow it.
The business advantages of moral intelligence may be hard to quantify, but the costs of moral ignorance are undeniable. We've all seen more than enough images of corporate executives being carted off in handcuffs. Moral intelligence is a leader's secret weapon for lasting personal and organizational performance.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.