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Business – The Search for an Ethical Compass

27th September 2015 · 11:00am - 1:00pm

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 Business – The Search for an Ethical Compass

In this fascinating event Andrew Leigh will take a hard but informed look at the relationship between business and ethics. He will consider what ethics in business actually means, and ask the question what are the realistic prospects of changing the culture under which businesses operate? He will discuss why ethical behaviour is highly advantageous in the business world and the explain the nature and relevance of the “social licence”. A route by which companies can climb and remain at the top of the ethical ladder will be presented.

Andrew Leigh is an acknowledged expert in personal and corporate development for over two decades. His book Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture (Kogan Page, 2013) was very well received.

Andrew Leigh is a joint founder of Maynard Leigh Associates, whose mission is to ‘Inspire Greater Impact’. The company pioneered the use of ideas from theatre in business and is now in its 26th year of trading, and has many global and international clients. Copying is the sincerest form of flattery – others have since begun using theatre and performance-based ideas in business. Now the concept is widely used.

For many years Andrew was a hands-on senior practising manager in the public sector, ending his stint there running a division with over 1,000 staff. As a consultant he has helped create developmental programmes for many organisations with a particular emphasis on teams, leadership and culture change. Writing is in his blood, and he spent several years as a business and financial journalist, including time at The Observer, where he wrote features, and had a regular column on careers, and local government. He has published over 20 books on management, leadership and teams, many translated around the world.

Andrew started as a non-profit making information and campaigning site in 2013. It has since been independently nominated as one of the top 20 most insightful leadership and management sites.

More recently he has published various white papers on ethical issues and leadership, including No Hiding Place, which explores the HR role and its new ethical agenda, and more recently on neuroscience and ethical leadership.

Doors 10.30. Entry £3, £2 concs./free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available.

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