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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Leading Justice With Character

Center fellow profiles the highest ranking Demon Deacon in the military upon his retirement.

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Research validates Leader Self and Means Efficacy model

Sean Hannah, Wilson chair in business ethics and professor of management, and his team have completed research to validate their Leader Self and Means Efficacy (LSME) measure. This research is published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Based on the team’s previous research published in Leadership Quarterly, this article expands on this framework for … Continue reading Research validates Leader Self and Means Efficacy model

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The Brains of Leaders

Center director Sean Hannah, Wilson chair in ethics and professor of management, and his team have released research into the neurobiology of standout leaders. Hannah’s work, published in Leadership Quarterly, reveals that successful leaders have more developed neural networks in the parts of the brain associated with self-regulation, decision making and memory. Specifically, power spectral analysis … Continue reading The Brains of Leaders

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