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Course summary

In this video, Professor Mollie Painter recaps the content of this short course, and links it to the more comprehensive, related microcredential.

Some reflections on recent experience

As ethicists working all over the world, we often get asked to help leaders design processes that could help them think though the ethical dilemmas that have emerged because of …

Ethics under pressure

Leaders are often confronted with quick decisions and as a result need some normative guidelines. In some cases, due to new technological or scientific development, there are no clear policies …

Defining stakeholders

Stakeholder-identification is a key building block in any ethical deliberation, since it ensures that all legitimate interests are being acknowledged and protected. How is the term ‘stakeholder’ defined? “Simply put, …

What is a dilemma?

In this video, Professor Mollie Painter explores what we mean when we talk about a dilemma.

Welcome to week 2

Hi, and welcome to week 2! This week we will be exploring the types of situations that place leaders in a difficult situation in terms of taking values-driven action. These …

Responsible leadership

Joanne Cuilla argued that leaders must be both ethical and effective. And in the responsible leadership literature, we see that these are indeed important criteria. Sometimes being very principled does …

Leadership and ethics

So, before we can interrogate the belief that something like transformational leadership is necessarily something ‘good’, we may need to make the distinction between ‘good’ in the normative/ethical sense, and …

Reflection on common terminology

The terms that typically emerge when you ask people what a leader is supposed to be and do include: Charismatic Transformational Visionary Inspirational Servant Genius Strategic Brilliant Authentic Strong Typically, …

Introduction to the week

Welcome to week 1. This week you will come to understand the complexity around the idea of ‘leadership’. Though it is probably one of the most prominent terms used when …

Welcome!

Hi, I’m Professor Mollie Painter. I lead the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab, at Nottingham Business School, and I’ll be taking you through this short course in problem-solving. In this …

Meet your tutor

Mollie Painter Role Professor Mollie Painter is an international scholar and public speaker specialising in business ethics, CSR, sustainability and responsible leadership. She has held academic positions in South Africa, …

Ethics under pressure

Leaders are often confronted with quick decisions and as a result need some normative guidelines. In some cases, due to new technological or scientific development, there are no clear policies …

What is a dilemma?

In this video, Professor Mollie Painter explores what we mean when we talk about a dilemma.