On this week’s episode of The Innovation Engine podcast we look at how the character of a company’s leaders impacts business results. We discuss the results of an in-depth research study on the factors that influence business success and why character impacts a company’s bottom line more than you might think.
Dr. Fred Kiel joins us on this episode of the podcast to discuss those topics and more. Dr. Kiel is the author of Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win, which was published in April of this year by the Harvard Business Review Press. Return on Character is based on a research study of 84 CEOs at companies in a wide range of industries.
Dr. Kiel is the co-founder and a principal of KRW International, a consulting firm committed to raising society’s standards for great leadership by combining skills and character to drive results. He is an active ambassador for improving business success by starting with improving leadership. Return on Character summarizes his seven years of research into connecting the character of a company’s CEO with the company’s return on assets.
Among the highlights of this week’s episode are:
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