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Epsen Fuller: Ethical Leadership in an Age of Relativism: A Three Part Series

Epsen Fuller, 3 part series dives into ethics and morality. Defining ethics and morality are more challenging in an age when our religious base, common heritage and ability to assimilate cultures into a unified citizenry are disintegrating. Today, relativism, or “practical ethics,” carries the momentum in defining both our national persona and collective personal mores.

What does this mean for corporate ethics commitments today? How should your company best formulate its values such that they are relevant, relatable…yet based on universal principles of right and wrong? Or do classical objective values matter anymore?

Part 1: Getting real about ethical leadership

Your ethical leadership is the rising tide that lifts all boats, both within and surrounding your organization.

Part 2: Building the ethics commitment

The leader lays the foundation for an ethical culture by the extent to which he or she communicates with clarity and comprehensiveness.

Part 3: Personal qualities of effective ethical leaders

How do we define an ethical individual? Are we free to form our own opinions on ethics, or must we go with the consensus of “the times” and bow to relativism? How do some companies stand their ground against the relativist movement?

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