HOW Research

The HOW Institute for Society conducts and advances original research related to moral leadership, principled decision-making and values-based behavior. Our report The State of Moral Leadership in Business 2020 is the early centerpiece of this effort. The HOW Institute’s research agenda will include individual sector and issue-based publications by our team, HOW Fellows and other academic researchers.

Ultimately, the aim of our research is to facilitate the examination and propagation of values-based organizational behavior. By developing evaluative rubrics, databases and predictive/diagnostic tools, The Institute will help organizations of all sizes and sectors to measure what matters most.

The State of Moral Leadership in Business 2020

In addition to presenting The Institute’s definition of moral leadership, this report provides a wide variety of data on how moral leadership manifests in the business world today—the presence of moral behaviors among managers and executives, the demand that employees express for leaders with moral authority, and the variety of benefits that stem from moral leadership. The report also offers valuable advice to those who aspire to become moral leaders. Click here to learn more.