Character Development Series

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To complement our Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA), we have developed a series of PDF handouts focused on each dimension of leadership character.

SIGMA’s Leadership Character Development Series provides additional information about what is important about the individual dimensions of leader character. Every guide provides tips on how you can improve your skills, and includes resources to watch, read, or listen to.

Below you will find the complete list of leader character dimensions as well as links to corresponding guides. If you have any questions about the material, or if you would like access to further development resources, please contact us.

Character DimensionDefining ElementsPDF Download
Great Leaders Have Great Judgment (Judgment)situationally aware, cognitively complex, analytical, decisive, critical thinker, intuitive, insightful, pragmatic, adaptableDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Act With Courage (Courage)brave, determined, tenacious, resilient, confidentDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Have Drive (Drive)passionate, vigorous, results, demonstrates initiative, strives for excellenceDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Are Collaborative (Collaboration) collaboration, cooperative, collegial, open-minded, flexible, interconnectedDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Act with Integrity (Integrity)authentic, candid, transparent, principled, consistentDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Act With Temperance (Temperance)patient, calm, composed, self-controlled, prudentDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Are Accountable (Accountability)takes ownership, accepts consequences, conscientious, responsibleDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Are Just (Justice)fair, equitable, proportionate, even-handed, socially responsibleDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Act With Humility (Humility)self-aware, modest, reflective, curious, continuous learner, respectful, grateful, vulnerableDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Act With Humanity (Humanity)considerate, empathetic, compassionate, magnanimous, forgivingDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Great Leaders Have Transcendence (Transcendence)appreciative, inspired, purposive, future-oriented, optimistic, creativeDownload (EN) | Download (FR)
Ruby Nadler, Ph.D., Leadership Consultant

Dr. Ruby Nadler has a Ph.D in Cognition and Perception, as well as specific training in mindfulness and positive psychology. She brings this expertise to SIGMA’s executive coaching programs. In 2015 she was awarded a two-year Ontario Centers of Excellence TalentEdge Fellowship, and her research has been featured on CBC, BBC Radio, Happify, and NPR. Call or email Ruby – she would be happy to answer questions about the LCIA, leader character, coaching, etc.

Phone: 1-800-401-4480 ext. 223