Why do decent people in positions of power do dreadful things in certain circumstances? Why do some leaders carve out a different moral path when faced with challenging situations? Why do some people become ethical leaders in morally challenging and complex social environments?
Make sure to also check out Aidan McQuade’s recent blog post “The War in Ukraine: Lessons from Humanitarian Leaders”.
Aidan McQuade, who consults on ethical leadership and campaigns against modern slavery, explores these important questions in his new book “Ethical Leadership: Moral Decision-Making under Pressure”, which is the second title in the new book series “De Gruyter Transformative Thinking and Practice in Leadership and Its Development”.
In an interview with Steve Hardman, Senior Acquisitions Editor at De Gruyter, Aidan McQuade explains how his extensive experience in humanitarian work in Africa has influenced his thinking and understanding of how leaders behave when faced with difficult choices.
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