CLC welcomes Dr. Bill Gentry of the Center for Creative Leadership

On Wednesday, October 23, The Center sponsored a presentation with a wine and cheese social, hosting Dr. Bill Gentry of the Center for Creative Leadership.

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Kris Shelton joins the Center for Leadership and Character at the WFU School of Business

The Center for Leadership and Character welcomes Kris Shelton in the role of Instructional Designer.

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CFOs engage with Ethical Decision-Action Model at roundtable session

Center fellow Matthew Phillips presented the current draft of the Ethical Decision-Action Model to a group of twenty CFOs and financial executives today in Charlotte in cooperation with the CFO Alliance, a national group with chapters in major cities across the country.

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Positive Emotions and the Ability to Lead

Sean Hannah, Wilson chair in business ethics and professor of management, and his team have published research in Leadership Quarterly that explores the relationship between positive attitudes among workers and the effectiveness of authentic leaders. The research team focused on extreme contexts such as police and military organizations. The research reinforced the established link between authentic … Continue reading Positive Emotions and the Ability to Lead

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Habitat for Humanity and action/reflection learning

Students, faculty, and staff of the School of Business recently found an opportunity to live the Wake Forest University motto of Pro Humanitate (“for humanity”). In September, the Center for Leadership & Character organized two School of Business teams to assist in building local Habitat homes sponsored by Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity and action/reflection learning

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Bob McDonald, retired Chairman, President and CEO of P&G discusses values-based leadership

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, the Wake Forest School of Business hosted its inaugural orientation in the Broyhill Auditorium of the new Farrell Hall. The keynote speaker was Bob McDonald, recently retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company. Bob McDonald’s values-based leadership beliefs define him as an individual and a global … Continue reading Bob McDonald, retired Chairman, President and CEO of P&G discusses values-based leadership

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CLC: A Resource for Campus Efforts

Center faculty, including Sean Hannah and Matthew Phillips, take part regularly in campus events to chat with faculty, staff and students about leadership and character in the business profession. The Center for Leadership & Character works as a resource for the Wake Forest campus, connecting Demon Deacons with the latest academic research and practical tools … Continue reading CLC: A Resource for Campus Efforts

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Exemplary Leadership

In partnership with a national group of senior business leaders, a team from the Center for Leadership & Character is currently developing a comprehensive “Exemplary Leadership” model. The model will combine the development of leadership philosophies and the balancing of tensions inherent in leading complex organizations with thorough attention to character and “business virtues.” The … Continue reading Exemplary Leadership

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Learning about professional ethics with EY

Center fellow Matthew Phillips traveled this week to the corporate headquarters of Ernst & Young to meet with EY’s Americas Ethics and Compliance Officer this week. Prof. Phillips and Jeffrey Hoops, a partner at EY, talked about the firm’s ethics training and efforts to form professional identity. They talked about case studies and the challenges … Continue reading Learning about professional ethics with EY

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Different Hats, Different Obligations

Center director Sean Hannah, Wilson chair in business ethics and professor of management, is a co-author on a paper published recently by the highly-regarded Academy of Management Journal. The paper, titled “Different hats, different obligations: plural occupational identities and situated moral judgments,” addresses the way management professionals make decisions based on their occupational identities. An engineer … Continue reading Different Hats, Different Obligations

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