Welcome to the joint project Leadership Ethics

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.

A responsible and reflective leader has to be able to reflect moral concepts and values with which they are confronted in their working environment question the various forms of leadership that are used take moral values into account when making a decision contribute to the promotion of moral action within the organization.
The goal of the teaching-learning formats developed by this project 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, PD Dr. Lisa Schmalzried and Dr. 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.


The project is funded by