Jun 15, 2018
There is a significant and measurable relationship between the collective character reputation of senior leaders and the conditions for compliance in a workplace. And this correlation extends to the bottom line. Conversely, leadership teams that do not demonstrate characteristics of integrity, personal responsibility, compassion and forgiveness cultivate environments more susceptible to misconduct – similarly affecting profitability.
May 7, 2018
There is a rise in organizations looking to character as the means to elevate their current compliance and risk initiatives. In powerful 2015 research published with Harvard Business Review Press, the collective Character Reputation of a leadership team has a unique, significant and predictable relationship with corporate risk, profitability and employee engagement.
Feb 6, 2018
KRW featured in Oracle video
Jan 3, 2018
A popular narrative put forth by business schools and Steve Jobs worshippers is that jerks get ahead and prosper because we will permit an employee's unpleasant social shortcomings if the results are worth it. Fred Kiel, founder of leadership firm KRW International, said that the successful jerk myth persists because we are taught to reframe toxic behavior as good leadership.
Jun 1, 2017
Fred Kiel and his team at KRW International spent seven years studying almost 100 CEOs, their executive staff and their employees. The goal? – To devise and implement a quantifiable way to answer the question: Does a leader’s character really contribute to an organization’s bottom line.
May 16, 2016
People long for their leaders to be men and women of character, to be people of integrity. Researchers and leadership authors continually contend that the best leaders are those who love and care for those they lead. But does character impact results? Is there a return on character? People often measure ROI (return on investment), but is there a ROC (return on character)?
May 13, 2016
Most senior leadership teams leave a lot of unclaimed value on the table. Others actually do more – they actively destroy a lot of value – perhaps unknowingly, but nevertheless value destruction happens with alarming regularity.
Feb 16, 2016
Welcome to a Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture. Joining Peter Clayton today is Fred Kiel, PhD, co-founder of KRW International, the author of Return On Character. For more than thirty years, he has helped Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives build organizational effectiveness through leadership excellence and mission alignment.
Dec 23, 2015
Managerial self-improvement might include a healthy emphasis on understanding and developing your character. Companies might start evaluating the character of new hires in a more rigorous way and seek out leaders who demonstrate integrity, responsibility, forgiveness, and compassion. Where might that lead?