“Responsible Leadership” is Globethics.net’s key topic of the year 2015. In consideration to the global crises: economic, financial, environmental, political and leadership, the question we want to ask is ‘how can we be a responsible leaders, today’? Responsible Leadership comprises a very personal component: It requires acknowledging that actions are rooted in our value systems. By listening to these values and aligning our actions with them, everyone has the potential to increase their impact and become an ethical leader in their own environment. Furthermore, responsibility requires acknowledging that our actions affect other people, even more so in the case of a formal leader. Thus, responsibility is related to responsiveness — responsiveness to the needs of those who are affected by one’s actions.
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