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Leadership Ethics

The Center explores ethical issues in organizational leadership such as corporate governance, role-based ethics and tone at the top. We also address questions of personal ethical leadership.


What is Leadership Ethics?

Formal leadership responsibilities include creating an ethical organizational culture, a broader view of stakeholder interests, changing ownership structures, and addressing the paradox of millennial values. Ann Skeet, director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, defines the field.

Commentary on Leadership Ethics

    Talking in the Workplace

    A panel discusses free speech and diversity in the workplace as part of an all-day Workplace Diversity Dialogue.

    Leadership Ethics Programs

    Partners in Business Ethics

    Executives and scholars come together in a forum designed to increase the members’ knowledge about effectively managing ethics in business organizations.

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    Ethical Culture Assessment

    This leadership and governance tool provides companies with objective data concerning the degree to which their organizations have ethical cultures, and then identifies needed steps to correct any shortcomings.

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    Workplace Diversity Dialogues

    The problems women and minorities face in Silicon Valley can be solvable if the issues are considered as ethical dilemmas. We will explore the issues both philosophically and practically in this dialogue series during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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