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At the end of your life, how are you likely to be remembered? Chances are that people won't be praising your money, power, and status. Instead, the people you've impacted will remember you for your compassion and personal strength - in short, your character. Unfortunately, many leaders are unaware of their character shortcomings and blind spots that hold so many of us back from building the lasting legacy we are capable of.  

With the right motivation, you can begin to strengthen your character and become a moral and ethical leader capable of creating lasting change. In Leading with Character: 10 Minutes a Day to a Brilliant Legacy, Dr. Jim Loehr, cofounder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, reveals 50 character competencies that you can practice daily to transform your life and work.  

This book will also guide you through the process of developing a personal credo that will serve as your decision-making mission statement. Most leaders never take the time to identify their own core values, instead defaulting to a reflexive form of decision making. Gain an awareness of the conscious and unconscious processes that guide what you do and why you do it, and take charge of your leadership legacy. Even good leaders are vulnerable to corruption. 

Listen to Leading with Character to learn how human evolution and contemporary culture can lead us astray without our even knowing it. As we work hard to get to the top, who are we becoming along the way? If we want to become heroes whose memories will long outlast us, we need to channel our energy into creating habits that will add up to a strong and meaningful character.

©2020 Jim Loehr (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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  • 03-01-2021

Don't buy this book

Like the other reviewers here, I heard the author on Tim Ferris, enjoyed him, and wanted to dive deeper. My expectation was to learn and get a template for the process of discovering and refining a personal credo. Instead this was a very basic discussion of the importance of ethics and guiding principle and little on the topic I hoped for. I returned the book to Audible.

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  • ar
  • 30-12-2020

Disappointing after high hopes from a podcast

I really enjoyed the interview on the Tim Ferris Show with this author. This prompted me to buy the book but the book is not at all what I thought it would be. I hate returning books, but I have to return this one.

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  • Neal Aronowitz
  • 30-12-2020

Surprisingly mediocre.

I heard Mr. Loehr speak on interviews and so was inspired to read this book. I was disappointed that it seemed to be a basic course in the fundamentals of ethical behavior. While comprehensive it was hardly groundbreaking in the least . The narration was particularly uninspired, with a perfunctory reading lacking in any emotional range.

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  • DWS
  • 09-01-2021

Useful but obvious...

First time coming across this author - he is internationally applauded so I was excited to discover another voice that I had not heard. The book - only bought it on audible - does not read well. lots of blips (every 30 seconds or so) where words are not clear. I imagine it is bullet lists perhaps. it comes across as super repetitive and so obvious that I struggle to see why it was written. Also lack of audio quality suggests it is a turn key book and pushed out to meet commercial demands by rehashing old material. Put simply if we all spend more time paying attention to character strengths and paid more attention to these strengths - and journaling and scoring helps this come alive- we will develop character strengths. it feels very much like a boy scout saying what is good and how to make us good ... but yet avoiding key challenges of why it is not already in place. Just if we practice and are more conscience we will have greater ... moral ... character. in truth the awful sound and listening experience and the repetitive nature of the audio may simply mean that the key messages and value are lost. Will try another book by the author as he is so well regarded. Disappointed by the boy scout and slightly purist and pious tone.

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  • Leslie Gilmour
  • 03-01-2021

Really awful

This is a very depressing book, although I like this author and the idea behind the book, the continual use of corporate and government fraud and unethical behaviour completely takes away from the message. It is the first audible book that I am returning.

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