A word on Leadership with Dr. Jaro Berce

by C:F Editorial Team on 17th January, 2014 at 11:31 AM CEST

In February, three winners will receive a special award, a three-months mentorship with three amazing mentors: Jose Antonio Morales Chief Failure Officer at The Fail and Fear Conferences and founder of http://lincolnisland.com, Hayley Lapalme, expert on outstanding leadership & facilitation within and across cultures, C:F Youth Advisory Board and Dr. Jaro Berce, associate professor and author of Leadership by Virtue; http://leadershipbyvirtue.blogspot.com/. Everyone who enters the QC My best #fail story of the year 2013 will have the opportunity to compete and win one of these super-learning opportunities. 

This week C:F team took the time to make a short interview with Dr. Jaro Berce, to have an insight in few questions concerning not any usual understanding of leadership, but more challenging, a leadership by virtue. 

Take a few minutes and have a look!

CF: As an author of "Leadership by Virtue", what would be one single piece of wisdom that you would take out and align to the C:F community?
My book is based on the stance Nothing is impossible to a willing mind from Books of Han Dynasty and thus should be the C:F community goal.

Jaro and the book on top of KilimanJARO

CF: In your opinion, can there be a selection of three most significant and invaluable leadership traits that one person could possibly possess?
In my opinion the approach where one defines three (or any number) of most significant and invaluable leadership traits for a leader, is not a serious approach. There is only one trait and I call it virtue and this one encompasses the whole personality.

CF: How is conceptualized the "Leadership by Virtue"? Is it a leadership manner of going beyond what the senses are telling?

The “Leadership by Virtue” concept deals with internal process of a leader: his passions, knowledge, and wisdom, struggles, challenges and more.

The story is interwoven around the leadership process, corporate challenges and martial arts. The reader is shown from a first-person perspective the internal refinement of a main character that was brought up and educated in Europe. Accustomed to Western "cultural background noise", practicing Chinese martial arts, he learns and begins to understand the cultural differences of Far East principles and Martial arts philosophy. Only then he is able to grasp an array of approaches and behaviors to apply and integrate them into his business and private life. It is a leadership from a different angle, different perspective, very useful in multicultural surroundings. Reading the book therefore sometimes proves to be a thought-provoking, an eye-opener, challenging and mostly, a tremendous learning experience.

Interesting enough? Explore more here!

Until next week!

C:F Editorial team

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Leadership is a topic that I will always love to know new ideas on how to lead to provide quality results.
Thanks for the unique approaches and ideas.

17th January, 2014 @ 8:26 PM CEST

Jaro Berce

Jaro Berce

Kedei you are welcome to explore and will be happy to get yours comments and your views.

17th January, 2014 @ 8:36 PM CEST

Udoka Chiefe

Udoka Chiefe | Action team

Enabling the harmonisation of two different perspectives on leadership is unique. A lot of people would feel that they had to choose one. I have believed that the lessons, principles and habits learned from martial arts could be implemented in the workplace and by extension, in being a leader. Maybe that's why I've always wanted to learn...lol
Thank you, Dr. Berce for the small glimpse into your book. I look forward to learning more.

24th January, 2014 @ 3:55 AM CEST

Jaro Berce

Jaro Berce

You are welcome Udoka.

Learning should never be limited. Not with cultural background noise (that we all have) nor with other constrains :)

Therefore let us find a way to current situation and improve id or change it!


5th February, 2014 @ 1:10 PM CEST

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