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Leadership Traits, a perspective from our dean

With increasingly broad constituent bases bearing the effects of a firm's business decisions, ensuring these decisions are made with more in mind than profitability and shareholder value becomes critical. In fact, according to Fuqua School of Business Dean Bill Boulding, successful leaders must possess intellect and emotional awareness, the IQ + EQ familiar to most talent managers. But to truly lead in an ethical and moral manner, the successful leaders of today and in the future, Dean Boulding says, must also possess decency—the desire to achieve a positive outcome for others.

Learn what it means to have triple-threat leadership qualities—IQ + EQ + DQ—and the difference a leader with a high Decency Quotient can bring to the decisions and actions of any business. Download the Harvard Business Review article authored by Dean Boulding.

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