Ethics, Leadership and Other Deceptively Complicated Things

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Be effective and ethical

Jim Lemoine

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Monday, June 1, 2020
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Most of us agree that organizational managers need to be effective leaders—and that ethics are important to such leadership. We often disagree, however, on how to define these terms and what we should expect from an ethical leader. Meanwhile, most organizations offer little in the way of leadership development or ethics training beyond basic sexual harassment or diversity seminars, which often don’t address broader ethical issues.

Join Jim Lemoine, assistant professor of Organization and Human Resources at the UB School of Management, to take a deep dive into what ethics in leadership could mean, and to try to figure out what it does mean. Along the way, you’ll examine ethical dilemmas to reveal just how deceptively complicated this area can become.

About Jim Lemoine
Jim Lemoine is an Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources, and a researcher with the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, at the University at Buffalo. His research focuses on leadership, ethics, and creativity, and has been published in the Harvard Business Review and Business Horizons, as well as prestigious academic journals like the Academy of Management Annals and Journal of Applied Psychology. His work also frequently appears in magazines such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, and Entrepreneur. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, an international organization dedicated to sharing and promoting the servant leadership philosophy. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech, he was an entrepreneur, consultant, and manager at companies such as AT&T.