The Journal of Virtues & Leadership (JVL) is an international journal that examines the good that exists in the world by highlighting the virtues and the deep connection of the human spirit within a leadership context. The virtues in life provide balance as to who we are as individuals—for in ourselves and in our leadership, the ability to look inside of who we are is of great value. The articles in JVL are intended to inspire individuals to look within who they are as a leader and be encouraged to lead from a virtues perspective. While there is such good in this world, there is often the negative as well. JVL does not ignore this. The articles also explore the vices—the very things that might keep individuals from honorable leadership—that exist in the leadership arena. We must be willing to look at the light and the dark to obtain a full picture, and JVL will do this.

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Editorial Staff

Dr. Kathleen Patterson
Regent University

Mrs. Eileen DesAutels Wiltshire
Managing and Production Editor
Regent University


Mrs. Brianne E. Lauka
Copy Editor
Regent University



Editorial Members

Dr. Margaret Britt
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Ohio, USA

Dr. Karen Cerff
Regent University
Virginia, USA


Dr. Zani Dannhauser
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa

Dr. Justin Irving
Bethel University
Minnesota, USA


Production Staff

Mrs. Julia Mattera
Writing & Communications Specialist
Regent University

Mrs. Sarah Stanfield
Website Production & Design
Regent University


The Journal of Virtues & Leadership
An online refereed journal sponsored by
Regent University School of Business & Leadership
1333 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-352-4550; Email: jvl@regent.edu | ISSN 1941-465X | © 2013