Embark on the journey of ethical leadership

A challenge that holds the power to shape a brighter world for us all. The first step is to uncover the obstacles and opportunities that pave the way to transformative change. The resources provided serve as a map to create a trajectory for your journey. Are you ready to chart a course and be the guide for our world to a better tomorrow?

World Economic Forum

Strategic Intelligence: Transformation Maps can help you identify, explore, and understand the connections between different economies, industries, and global issues. Co-curated with leading universities and international organizations, they provide a dynamic way of exploring the transformational forces that relate to a topic, such as Climate Change or Artificial Intelligence.

Podcast List

Discover a curated selection of leadership podcasts that promise valuable insights, expert interviews, and practical tips. Perfect for seasoned executives, emerging leaders, and anyone committed to personal and professional growth. Explore diverse perspectives on leadership styles, effective communication, and the latest trends in business management. Elevate your leadership journey with our handpicked podcast recommendations

Ethical Leadership Resource Center

A dedicated Ethical Leadership Resource Center stands as an indispensable pillar in shaping the success of our students. It serves as a dynamic resource hub that transcends conventional academic repositories.

Reading List

Explore our curated Reading List, a handpicked selection of books designed to enrich your understanding of leadership and personal development. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an aspiring leader, these books offer valuable insights, strategies, and inspiration. Dive into topics ranging from effective leadership styles to cultivating a growth mindset. Each book on this list is a powerful resource crafted to enhance your leadership skills and guide you on your journey to success. Elevate your reading experience with our recommended titles and embark on a transformative learning adventure.

Sustainable Development Goals

#3 Good Health & Well-Being

#4 Quality Education

#5 Gender Equality

#6 Clean Water & Sanitation

#7 Affordable & Clean Energy

#8 Decent Work & Economic Growth

#9 Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure

#10 Reduced Inequalities

#11 Sustainable Cities & Communities

#12 Responsible Consumption & Production

#13 Climate Action

#14 Life Below Water

#16 Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions

#17 Partnerships for the Goals

Breaking down the problems by the numbers


When we stand united to tackle these challenges, we open the door to collaboration, giving rise to an infinite spectrum of solutions to explore.


Reading & Listening

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals Alinsky (1989)

The Promises of Giants Amaechi (2021)

Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need to Know in the 21 st Century? Bok (2022)

Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic – And What We Can Do About It Breheny Wallace (2023)

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts Brown (2018)

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead Brown (2015)

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel (2014)

How to Win Friends & Influence People Carnegie (1936)

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones Clear (2018)

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Coyle (2018)

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Duckworth (2018)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Dweck (2007)

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Dyson (2017)

Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well Edmondson (2023)

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Edmondson (2018)

Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation Edmondson (2016)

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Epstein (2019)

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise Ericsson & Pool (2017)

Talking to Strangers Gladwell (2019)

Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee (2013)

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things Grant (2023)

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know Grant (2021)

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Grant (2017)

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen Heath (2020)

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom hooks (2009)

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope hooks (2003)

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom hooks (1994)

The Medici Effect, With a New Preface and Discussion Guide: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation Johansson & Amabile (2017)

National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2020-2025 Journal of Leadership Studies (Multiple Authors, 2020)

National Leadership Education Research Agenda 2013-2018

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement Kahneman, Sibony, & Sunstien (2021)

How to Be an Antiracist Kendi (2019)

Change: How Organizations Achieve Hard-to-Imagine Results in Uncertain and Volatile Times Kotter, Akhtar, & Gupta (2021) Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative

ILEC 2018 White Paper: Collaborative Priorities & Critical Considerations for Leadership Education (2nd Eds.)

ILEC Infographic

ILEC 2016 White Paper: Collaborative Priorities & Critical Considerations for Leadership Education (1st Ed.)

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World McChrystal, Collins, Silverman, & Fussell (2015)

How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be Milkman (2021)

The Experience Economy, With a New Preface by the Authors: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money Pine, Joseph, & Gilmore (2019)

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Pink (2011)

The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours Prat (2022)

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21 st-Century Economist Raworth (2017)

The Infinite Game Sinek (2019)

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t Sinek (2017)

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World Sull & Eisenhardt (2015)

Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings Aquinas (1999)

Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle (1999)

A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge Berkeley (1982)

The Ethics of Ambiguity Beauvoir (2018)

The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine of The Mean, and The Great Learning Confucius (2016)

Discourse on Method and Meditations of First Philosophy Descartes (2016)

John Dewey and Moral Imagination: Pragmatism in Ethics Fesmire (2003)

Man’s Search for Meaning Frankl (2006)

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Friere (2000)

Socrates: The Best of Socrates: The Founding Philosophies of Ethics, Virtues & Life| Hackett (2016)

Leviathan Hobbes (2017)

Hume: The Essential Philosophical Works Hume (2011)

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow Johnson (2017)

Three Critiques, Vol. 1: Critique of Pure Reason; Vol. 2: Critique of Practical Reason; Vol. 3: Critique of Judgment Kant (2002)

The Daodejing of Laozi Laozi (2003)

Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration Locke (2016)

The Essential Writings of Machiavelli Machiavelli (2007)

Ethical Leadership: A Primer McManus, Ward, & Perry (2018)

The Spirit of Laws Montesquieu (2018)

The Works of Voltaire Morley (2017)

The Republic Plato (2016)

Plato: Complete Works Plato (1997)

Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings Rousseau (2012)

Spinoza’s Science: The Ethics of Knowledge Russell (2018)

The Art of War Sun Tzu (2007)

Traditional Classics on Leadership Wren, Hicks, & Price (2006)

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