Hester and Killian stress that principled leadership does not necessarily require discarding past practices; rather, they emphasize the importance of using what is good about the past, eliminating self-interest, and injecting passion into contemporary, valuesbased leadership. Passion, as used by the authors in this sense, refers to neither rage nor anger; rather, it is an excitement and enthusiasm that comes from leading with vision, integrity, and respect for others. Subsequently, when such passion is coupled with moral purpose, the idea of serving others, and building and sustaining relationships, the organization will inevitably experience positive growth — one person at a time.
Hester, Joseph and Killian, Don R.
"The Moral Foundations of Ethical Leadership,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol3/iss1/5