Year in Review 20/21

As a new academic year begins, I look back on the previous twelve months in gratitude. Many thanks to my wonderful colleagues, mentors, family, and friends who’ve been with me along the way. I look forward with hope and excitement to the coming year. Proverbs 16:9. September Book was published 3-year postdoc in the FacultyContinue reading “Year in Review 20/21”

Video: Business ethics, saving grace or oxymoron?

I was recently on a panel with Georgetown University, discussing business ethics, human rights, and free speech. Many thanks to Professor Michael Scott and Sanford Ungar for the kind invitation! From Georgetown’s website: “As the Western world haltingly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many count on the international business community, practicing enlightened and ethical capitalism,Continue reading “Video: Business ethics, saving grace or oxymoron?”

Lectures: Wisdom, corporate responsibility, and the social role of business

According to Aristotle, a virtue is an enduring disposition that allows a person to think, feel and act well, or appropriately, in a given situation (Nicomachean Ethics 1105b25–6). For example, against the attack of an enemy, the virtuous soldier reacts with courage, not cowardice or foolhardiness. She would direct her thoughts, feelings and actions inContinue reading “Lectures: Wisdom, corporate responsibility, and the social role of business”

World leading? A conversation on responsible leadership

This week The Oxford Character Project launched a series of postgraduate seminars aimed at generating discussion around the nature of responsible leadership. Attending the first session as a shadow facilitator, I was struck by the following comment from one of the participants: ‘We need different character traits when leading different types of organisations’. Having startedContinue reading “World leading? A conversation on responsible leadership”