Barron’s writes about the high demand for, yet short supply of, moral leadership in American business leaders and how this gap is particularly pronounced during a time of crisis when the challenges business face all call for moral leadership.
In a thought op-ed in The Washington Post, our Board member, Nancy Gibbs, gets us to think about the character test we are all going to face as stay at home orders in place due to the pandemic begin to be lifted.
“Going forward, businesses are going to compete on trust, on responsibility, and on creating and maintaining deep relationships with their stakeholders rooted in shared truths and values.” Read Dov Seidman’s essay in FORTUNE on why moral leadership will be not only vital during the pandemic, but how it will be the type of leadership we need as we emerge from the crisis too.
The moral and ethical misconduct of leaders is not a new concern, but it seems to be a more prevalent concern today. So what should today’s leaders do to build trust with their teams and the public? Kimberly Nei and Darin Nei argue that showing your team that you exercise caution, take calculated risks and will adhere to organizational principles will go a long way toward gaining their trust. Trying to be liked and known as “the fun boss” can tarnish your reputation in the long run.
Mike Purdy, a presidential historian and the founder of PresidentialHistory.com, revisits the August 2017 Charlottesville events and the success and failures of Presidential moral leadership across history.