Assessing and Acquiring Ethical Leadership Competence

  • Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos


Leaders need the ability to handle any moral problem that may arise during their professional activities; they need ethical competence. Ethical skill is, in psychology and in accordance to the classical philosophical position, understood as the basis and the aim of ethical competence of leaders. Based on that, we can construct valid assessment tools and training programs that support the acquisition and use of ethical competence and skills.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of IT-VIIUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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