These three qualities can help you thrive and connect—even in a world that’s drowning in distrust.
Featured Thought Leadership
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose work exposed fraud at the blood testing startup, Theranos. He shares lessons from the Theranos saga about what drives dishonesty in business.
As part of our mission to inform, equip, and inspire values-based leaders, the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership and its Faculty Fellows stay on the lookout for new books. In our fifth annual list of Best Books for Ethical Leaders, we share ten books published during the 2021 calendar year that bridge the worlds of business and academia and provide practical insights that can help leaders live and work more ethically.
Christian Miller (ND PhD '04), director of the Honesty Project at Wake Forest University, shares advice on hiring honest employees and cultivating moral character with the help of exemplars, moral reminders, and self-awareness.
Cicero was right. Gratitude can aid you on your path toward becoming a better person.
A new study points to the power of speaking openly about the criticism you have received.
A new study reveals a link between unclear values statements and unethical behavior.
A new study shows why the idea that "nice guys finish last" is a harmful myth.
The "Great Resignation" is here: Employees are leaving their jobs in droves to find work that aligns with their passions. Organizations stand to benefit from this trend—but only if leaders appreciate the potential (and the pitfalls) of meaningful work.
A study shows how you can get in touch with your ideal leader self and turn your leadership aspirations into action—all while you drink your morning coffee.
Centenary Conference Update
Mendoza's Centenary Conference, "Growing the Good in Business for the Next 100 Years," has been postponed until the spring of 2023. Please contact Crystal Boser (email@example.com) if you would like to be notified when the official date for the conference is released.
Announcing the Next Chapter in the Center's History
We are pleased to announce that moral philosopher James Otteson will serve as the new Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership. Otteson is the John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He received his BA from the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He specializes in business ethics, political economy, the history of economic thought, and eighteenth-century moral philosophy. His most recent book is Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society (Oxford, 2019).
The Center would like to thank Christopher Adkins, who has served as the Rex and Alice A. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Deloitte Center since 2016. As of January 1, 2021, Chris is serving as the inaugural academic director of a new program, Leadership Development, a uniquely Notre Dame leadership development program to be offered to Mendoza graduate program students. Chris will continue to work with the Center as a faculty fellow.
The Center’s mission will be to continue to support engagement, targeted research, and outreach and dissemination that reflects the Center’s identity and promotes ethical leadership in business. The Center’s goal is to disseminate innovative, targeted and accessible programming and research in ethical leadership, and to become a leading home and platform for impactful business ethics research, education and outreach.
Why do people do the right thing?
At the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, we believe that ethics can drive the business world forward. We aim to understand how ethical behavior is generated in work contexts. By connecting academic and business thought leaders to explore character ethics, we create and disseminate content that is forward-looking, pragmatic, and provocative.
Collaboration with Ethical Systems
Our behavioral science one-sheets, developed in collaboration with Ethical Systems, are designed to connect behavioral science concepts to daily workflow and organizational cultures. We use simple language and concrete examples about how to apply behavioral science concepts in practice. We have added a creative commons license to allow you and your organization to use these one-sheets in a variety of ways, including:
- Handouts to team members
- Posting in common areas
- Including in new-hire packages
- Incorporating into training seminars
- Executive coaching programs
- Bounded Ethicality
- Ethical Fading
- Ethics Pays
- Motivated Reasoning
- Nudging for Ethics
- Speak Up Culture