Developing Ethical Leaders from the Ground Up


Michael leimbach   h
VP, Global Research & Development, Wilson Learning Worldwide
David y
SVP, Wilson Learning Worldwide
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Each day, we experience the pain caused by unethical leaders.

We don’t have to look very far to see examples of the erosion of basic ethical principles. What is considered the right and wrong way to conduct business is being challenged every day. And, the costs are staggering—monetary cost, damage to people, destroyed brand image, decreased performance, and lower productivity . . . the list goes on.

In order to avoid these hidden costs of unethical behavior, organizations must commit to developing both the leadership character and the leadership skill set of their leaders.

Unfortunately, we tend to only address the issue of ethical leadership at the executive level. This alone is inadequate. Beginning at the supervisory level, L&D needs to build managers’ and leaders’ character, empowering them to recognize improper actions and take steps to confront and change unethical behavior.

In this webinar, participants will learn key actions L&D can take to promote ethical leadership in their organization. Specifically, attendees will:

  • Engage in a highly interactive discussion on the important role character and ethics play throughout a leader’s development.
  • Explore an innovative framework for how character is best developed at every level of leadership.
  • Reveal three critical keys for creating ethical behavior.

About Michael Leimbach, Ph.D.

Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., is Vice President of Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning Worldwide Inc. With more than 40 years in the field, Dr. Leimbach has developed Wilson Learning’s diagnostic, learning, and performance improvement capabilities and has managed major research studies in sales, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He also developed Wilson Learning’s impact evaluation capability and return on investment models. Dr. Leimbach has served as a research consultant for a wide variety of global client organizations, is Editor-in-Chief for a major professional journal, and has served on the ISO Technical Committee on Quality Standards for Learning Service Providers. Dr. Leimbach has coauthored four books, published more than 100 professional articles, and is a frequent speaker at national and global conferences.

About David Yesford

David Yesford is Senior Vice President of Wilson Learning Worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions around the world, Mr. Yesford brings valuable experience, strategic direction, and global perspective to his work. Over the years, he has held strategic roles in Wilson Learning Worldwide’s core content areas of sales and leadership, as well as e-learning and strategic consulting. Mr. Yesford is the contributing author of several books including Win-Win SellingVersatile SellingThe Social Styles Handbook, and The Sales Training Book 2. He has also been published in numerous business publications throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Mr. Yesford frequently speaks at international engagements, focusing on issues such as sales and sales strategy, leadership, employee and customer engagement, brand, and strategy implementation.

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