What class?

LSAL 3153 – Ethics in Leadership

Why is it cool?

One of an organization’s biggest assets is its reputation. Unfortunately, in many situations, leaders throw ethics out the door, and we see major companies marred when bad choices become big scandals. Recent examples include Wells Fargo employees creating fake accounts in the names of real customers and pharmaceutical giant Mylan dramatically increasing the price of its EpiPen.

Being an ethical leader is more than just being a good person. The foundation of good leadership is trust, modeling ethical behavior, as well as creating an atmosphere that respects and supports each individual to be the best they can be.

In Ethics in Leadership, students are introduced to different ways of thinking about morality and how our differences can impact our views. This class is cool, because not only will students be encouraged to view issues with new perspectives as they make connections between the course content and their personal lives, they are also exposed to different challenges of leadership.

After completing the class, students will be able to evaluate challenges of under-represented populations, as well as compare and contrast different leadership styles and ethical theories.

In our increasingly diverse world, it’s essential that leaders have the skills to effectively lead diverse groups of people. Ethics in Leadership will leave students with the ability to come up with solutions that create an inclusive work environment for everyone.

Talk to your advisor to see if this class might be right for you, or see what else is offered by the College of Liberal Studies.

Tami Althoff
Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.

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