We develop principled leaders.
Leadership is a set of behaviors and an influence process that is rooted in values and principles. For every clear ethical situation, there are myriad "gray area" decisions where leaders' words and actions privilege certain socially desirable values over others. This comes at the expense of engaging in open, vulnerable conversations about the values at stake for the leader, for others, or for the organization. Ultimately, equipping leaders to handle these "shades of gray" is one of the most critical challenges facing our society and it urgently needs our attention.
At Max M. Fisher College of Business, we are preparing our students to handle these "shades of gray" – Decisions which are neither right nor wrong, black nor white, ethical nor unethical through curricular and co-curricular experiences.