Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ethical Leadership: Enhance, Enrich, Empower

Based on contemporary concerns indicating serious leadership deficiencies throughout American society, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin has created a Center for Ethical Leadership. America's future depends on leaders who are strong, committed to service and understand civic responsibility and this philosophy is central to this center.

Through the Center for Ethical Leadership, the Lyndon B. Johnson School is committed to leadership development for public, private and non-profit sectors through its students and other constituents. The Center for Ethical Leadership rests on four premises:

  1. The long-term success of an organization, community or society depends on good leadership, not just on technical proficiency and skillful management.
  2. Good leadership must be grounded in ethical values.
  3. There are tensions between personal values and goals, on the one hand, and organizational, community or societal values and goals on the other. Ethical leadership involves recognizing and reconciling those tensions.
  4. Although leadership is a complex form of human behavior, most of what we think as leadership is learned and, therefore, can be taught.
The mission of the Center for Ethical Leadership is to promote ethical leadership in our society through education, research, and service to community.

Leadership training and development for all sectors of American society is a matter of urgency and crystilizing the importance of character is critical to our nation's future.


University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
Center for Ethical Leadership
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