Isabel Rimanoczy, PhD

One breezy morning a few decades ago, I was sipping my coffee and going through a pile of newspaper cuttings that I collected about leadership failures: Enron, WorldCom, Volkswagen, Wirecard, Luckin Coffee, and more. What had influenced these individuals and led them to prioritize short-term financial returns or personal gain? What economic models, values, and practices were we currently teaching in business schools to support such failed decisions? What if we identified a different set of leaders who championed more sustainable initiatives, and learned from them, instead? This was in the early 2000s, and the impacts of our behaviors on the environment and society were far less visible than they are today. ...

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