MRI Forum 85
Ethical Leadership: A delicate balancing act
- 11 July 2016
- Macau Ricci Institue
- 18:00 to 21:30
Professor Mollie Painter-Morland is Professor of Business Ethics and Sustainability of the College of Business Law & Social Sciences, Nottingham Business School. She was previously a tenured Associate Professor in Business Ethics at DePaul University in Chicago and Associate Director of DePaul's Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. Prior to joining DePaul in 2004, she was Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and Associate Professor in its Department of Philosophy. She maintained a part-time position at the University of Pretoria between 2005-2011, and remains active in consultancy services globally. Professor Painter-Morland has been a visiting professor at ESCP Europe (Paris); EDHEC, Lille; IAE, Aix-en-Provence.
Are leaders “in control” of their organizations? If they are: how? If not: who or what is? In this presentation we will explore the relational space that tacitly directs organizational life, and as such “leads” leaders, followers and institutions. We will explore how leaders may supplement responsibility for decisions and events with response-ability towards all the stakeholders. Doing so requires an understanding of how a commitment to rules and moral duties should be balanced with discretion and responsiveness.