The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics explores ethical issues in organizational leadership such as corporate governance, role-based ethics and tone at the top. We also address questions of personal ethical leadership.
Evaluating Culture for Ethics
Culture Assessment Practice recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are primarily for members of an organization’s leadership team, including human resources and legal, but designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.
As companies are considering how to move forward, business leaders have an opportunity to put human welfare first.
While great leadership is typically called upon in times of crisis, it’s become evident during the coronavirus pandemic, that great followership can be of even greater importance.
10 ways companies can be more attentive and responsive to people’s needs
Teaching Note: Interview of Theranos Whistleblower, Tyler Shultz
This teaching module for business ethics, leadership and management courses includes two videos, homework assignments, and class discussion, all designed to spark conversation about ethical issues associated with whistleblowers and corporate governance.
Leadership Ethics Resources
Leadership Ethics articles on corporate governance, ethical reasoning, diversity, mission and values, and culture.
Case studies on leadership ethics issues faced by organizations such as Apple, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo.
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted in East Bay Times.
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted on NPR.
Ann Skeet, senior director of Leadership Ethics, quoted in Marker.
A Model for Leadership Ethics
Leadership ethics explores the relationships between leaders and followers and provides tools for those in leadership roles to bring ethics forward in organizations. Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics, has developed a leadership model that encourages users to think of their leadership as a practice. It shows how leadership happens on a continuum from the personal to the formal, building from a leader’s character and including actions the leader takes, with elements combining to render the impact the leader has.
What Is Leadership Ethics?
Leadership ethics looks at the issues people face when they're in formal leadership roles. It can also be about personal leadership—people’s character and values and how they “show up” in life, which is central to the way they are able to have an impact as leaders.