Does morality in business matter?


Many corporate superstars have been celebrated for their business acumen, innovation, and even edginess but rarely for their moral leadership. However, research shows that morality matters, regardless of industry, firm size, or the status and level of a leader in a company. The benefits range from individual and team performance, to financial measures, and perceptions of justice, trust, engagement and motivation. Dr Hannes Leroy, of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) raised the obvious question: Does morality in business matter?

For the research the authors reviewed some 300 studies on moral leadership. “We discovered that morality is – generally speaking – a good thing for leadership effectiveness but it is also a double-edged sword about which you need to be ...

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