Leadership

Ethical Leadership Training: An Aristotelian Approach

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Executive Summary

When it comes to the establishment of an ethical corporate culture, there appears to be at least two inter-related foundational requirements: The existence of an explicit set of core ethical values; and the presence of ethical leadership. Some companies appear however to have been more successful than others when it comes to establishing an appropriate 'Tone at the top', i.e., leaders that behave according to an explicit set of core ethical values. Building on previous values-based leadership research, this paper examines one large financial firm's training efforts, following a series of embarrassing scandals and negative publicity, to utilize an Aristotelian approach to values-based leadership via a set of core ethical values.

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