Fighting For Ethical Leadership

Date Added: Oct 2009
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A year ago, business failures began erupting across our economy. And in the ensuing months, thousands lost jobs and their hopes for a stable future. Homes were foreclosed, factories shut down. And the pain felt by American households has been deep. "The risk-taking, greed and corporate misconduct of the past several years have caused many to distrust the role of business in society," said Carolyn Woo, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. "But while some may think this should be a time of retrenchment, we cannot afford that response. Business has the power to transform lives, by creating lasting economic value and enduring benefits for the people in our globalized world." One of the ways the Mendoza College directly seeks to transform leadership is through Executive Integral Leadership, a signature program at Notre Dame for high level leaders. "Ethics are values-in-action," Burke said.