3Can Ethical Leadership Be Developed?

Chris Mabey

Key Questions

How effective are conventional leadership development methods in building ethical leadership?

How might mindfulness assist?

What could a greater awareness of spirituality bring to the process of leading with integrity?

Introduction

With a few exceptions, managers do not drive to work with the avowed intention of making life hell for their staff. Leaders rarely sit down to devise strategies to demotivate those they lead. Yet workplaces are commonly experienced as inhuman, de-spiriting and even hurtful places by the people who work there. Senior executives (like those at FIFA, VW, WorldCom) presumably set out with plans to be judicious and prosper the organizations they are ...

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