New Ethical Tests for Our Leaders

24 May, 2021

What does ethical leadership look like in the time of COVID-19? How do leaders respond to the challenge of rallying staff around a common goal during a global pandemic?

Everyone thinks they know what the line is, and what crosses it. But do we?

“There are so many other things that influence the way in which think about something or reach a judgement. The whole work of a program like the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship, the work that we are trying to do is try to create a space within that for the leader themselves to attend to all those different forces, to be able to make a judgement around which is worth listening to and which needs to be screened out and managed against, so that we don’t just get caught up in all these different forces that are pushing us in different directions.”

Dr Matt Beard

In this Philanthropy Australia podcast, moral philosopher and ethicist Dr Matt Beard, Program Director of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship at Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, talks human centred design, moral imagination, participating in a moral community, unconscious bias and what mindset leaders should be taking into future planning.

Philanthropy Australia, 24 May 2021. Listen to the full podcast here.

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership’s programs include the 2 day Executive Ethics, 6 day Executive Colloquium and year-long Vincent Fairfax Fellowship. We also deliver online and tailored corporate programs. Find the right program for you. They are all held under the Chatham House Rule to encourage genuine and open debate, and allow participants to candidly discuss sometimes sensitive issues in private while allowing the topic and nature of the debate to be made public, and contribute to a broader conversation. The alumni program offers ongoing leadership development support and a lifelong connection with Cranlana.

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