Title: Neuroscience research and ethical leadership : insights from a neurological micro-foundation
Authors : Voegtlin, Christian
Walthert, Ina-Maria
Robertson, Diana C.
et. al : No
Published in : Business Ethics
Pages : 261
Pages to: 293
Editors of the parent work: Wasieleski, David M.
Weber, James
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Emerald
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Bingley
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Series : Business and Society 360
Series volume: 3
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Ethical leadership; Moral person; Responsible leadership; Social cognitive neuroscience
Subject (DDC) : 170: Ethics
610: Medicine and health
Abstract: The chapter examines to what extent research from social cognitive neuroscience can inform ethical leadership. We evaluate the contribution of brain research to the understanding of ethical leaders as moral persons as well the understanding of their role as moral managers. The areas of social cognitive neuroscience that mirror these two aspects of ethical leadership comprise research relating to understanding oneself, understanding others, and the relationship between the self and others. Within these, we deem it relevant for ethical leadership to incorporate research findings about self-reflection, self-regulation, theory of mind, empathy, trust, and fairness. The chapter highlights social cognitive neuroscience research in these areas and discusses its actual and potential contributions to ethical leadership. The chapter thereby engages also with the broader discussion on the neuroscience of leadership. We suggest new avenues for future research in the field of leadership ethics and responsibility.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Corporate Responsibility (CCR)
Publication type: Book part
DOI : 10.1108/S2514-175920190000003010
ISBN: 978-1-78973-684-7
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18435
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