Leading with character requires a person to maintain a delicate balance of certain traits and understand the tensions which exist between humility and conviction, reluctance and courage, and vulnerability and integrity. A true leader must look beyond the content of a problem and rather examine the context of his or her individual make-up in relationship to themselves as well as to their surroundings.
McKenna, Robert and Campbell, G. Victoria
"The Character X Factor in Selecting Leaders: Beyond Ethics, Virtues, and Values,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol4/iss2/5