What is Virtuous Leadership®?

Virtuous Leadership® is the proprietary system and approach to leadership developed by Alexandre Havard, author of Virtuous Leadership: An Agenda for Personal Excellence, and Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity, which have been translated into 20 languages and are gaining popularity around the world. 

Virtuous Leadership® is the first systematic and holistic approach to leadership using the science of virtue, first developed by the Ancient Greeks, expanded by the medieval philosophers, and supported by the best research in our modern day.

The supreme measure of leadership is achieving personal greatness by bringing out the greatness in others. Leadership is about the practice of the human virtues – above all, magnanimity (greatness) and humility (service) – amid the professional and personal circumstances of daily life.

Virtue is a dynamic strength that allows the leader to do what is required in service to those they lead. The virtues of practical wisdom, courage, self-control and justice form the foundation of leadership, while the virtues of magnanimity and humility form its essence.

Leadership is a way of being, which can be lived by anyone no matter his or her place in society or in any given organization. Leadership is not about rank or position or being on top of the heap. Leadership is not reserved for the elite. It is a vocation not of the few, but of the many.

In a complicated world, simplicity is priceless. Virtuous Leadership® is full of brilliant insights. It is highly topical and relevant.
— Timo Soini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Finland
 
 

THE PRINCIPLES OF Virtuous Leadership®