Ethics in Governance Forum: “Care and the Presence of Leaders in a Crisis”

October 22, 2020 |

Joanne B. Ciulla, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School  

The duty to care is implicit or explicit in how we think about a leader’s job. Leaders are supposed to attend to their followers, groups, or organizations. When events such as hurricanes, pandemics, catastrophic fires occur, we expect leaders to be in the right place, at the right time, and doing the right sorts of things.  In her presentation, Dr. Ciulla will examine the presence and perceptions of care through the story of Nero, who "fiddled while Rome burned," and apply it to how leaders have responded to recent crises.

Joanne Ciulla, PhD. is a pioneer in the field of leadership ethics. Her research on the ethical challenges of leadership is interdisciplinary but draws heavily on literature in philosophy and history. Her recent book, The Search for Ethics in Leadership, Business, and Beyond (May 2020), examines issues ranging from the nature of ethical leadership, to studies of authenticity, virtue, and the public and private morality of leaders. The book includes a section on the importance of liberal arts for studying and teaching ethics in business and professional schools.

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October 22, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual - Live Via Zoom - Registration Required

Ann Camann -

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.