Welcome to the joint project Leadership Ethics

Final Event

We would like to invite you to our hybrid final event "Leadership Ethics as Ethics in the Sciences".
The event will take place on March 28 and 29, 2022 in the old auditorium (Alte Aula) at the University of Tübingen and via Zoom.

Further information about the final event will be provided on the website shortly.

Teaching and studying leadership ethics

The majority of managers in Germany has an academic degree. However, leadership, and in particular leadership responsibilities and leadership ethics hardly play a role during their studies (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology). The joint project “Leadership Ethics as Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities” is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation and aims at addressing this gap.

With a revised definition of leadership and a self-developed concept for teaching ethics in the natural sciences, the research project has been offering seminars at the universities of the project partners since fall of 2020.

Responsible and reflective leaders have to be able to reflect moral concepts and values with which they are confronted in their working environment; further, question the various forms of leadership that are exercised, take moral values into account when making a decision and contribute to the promotion of moral action within the organization.
The goal of the learning formats developed by this project for STEM (PhD) students at the Universities is to identify and teach competencies and knowledge required for ethical leadership.

Campus Thüringen Tour Chemie 9.10.17 Foto Christoph Worsch (11)

Leadership Dimensions Lecture – B&Si Conference online

The virtual 37th Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI) Conference took place from June 7 to 9, 2021.

Friederike Fröhlich, Lisa Schmalzried and Marcel Vondermaßen from our research project "Leadership Ethics" were represented with a presentation on Leadership Dimensions.

The presentation is in English and the recording can be found here.


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