The ethical challenges of leadership

Published on August 24, 2010 Reviewed on January 31, 2021   54 min

Other Talks in the Category: Management, Leadership & Organisation

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Hello, my name is Joanne Ciulla. I'll be talking to you today about the ethical challenges of leadership. My training is all in philosophy, and I've been teaching ethics for about 35 years now and for about 20 years working with business and government organizations about ethics in the workplace. The one thing I like about teaching ethics is that I always learn something new, and I hope you will as well.
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I teach at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. But the Jepson School is the only School of Leadership Studies in the world that offers an undergraduate bachelor's degree in leadership studies. The approach that we take to the subject of leadership is very similar to the approach that we're going to take today. The Jepson School looks at leadership as a part of the liberal arts, so we study leadership through art, literature, psychology, and a variety of other subjects. We look at leadership in a variety of different contexts. Leadership is a part of the human condition, it's a phenomenon, and we study it as such. The Jepson School is not a business school, though of course, we touch on business leadership as part of our curriculum.
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I also work with University of Fort Hare, which has just developed a Center for Leadership Ethics in Africa. Organizations like this are extremely important to start improving the quality of leadership all over the world and the issue of ethics is fundamental to the issue of leadership itself.
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In addition to working at Fort Hare, I also work with the European Institute of Business Ethics at Nyenrode University in the Netherlands.
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