You've worked hard to achieve your dreams and goals.
Many others have done the same only to lose it
all in the end. Every day, we read about successful people
in various walks of life who have lost their power and
influence. They've been fired, forced to resign, or shamed
out of public life. They no longer have a market for
their gifts, and they may even face criminal proceedings.
These leaders have lost the trust of their companies,
constituents, nations, followers, and families. Many were
surprised to discover that their talents alone were not
enough to prevent their downfall.
Why did they fail in the end? Because they lacked the
one quality that would have protected their leadership
and given them enduring influence. Ironically, this quality
is seldom taught to leaders today, either formally or
informally. It is the quality of moral force, or character.
Every human being is a leader over some domain as he or
she exercises gifts and influence. That domain might be
the halls of government, the boardroom, the classroom,
the community, or the home. In The Power of Character
in Leadership, you will discover what character is, what it
means to develop moral force, and how to preserve your
leadership influence so that it is both effective and enduring.