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The Responsible Leader

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This essay positions the philosophical trope of “responsibility” as a complement to John Mackey and Raj Sisodia’s third tenet of Conscious Capitalism: viz., “conscious leadership” (Mackey and Sisodia, Conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business. Harvard Business Review Press, Cambridge, 2013, pp 177–214; Mackey et al., Conscious leadership: elevating humanity through business. Portfolio, New York, 2020). We suggest “responsibility” as a conceptual tool for reframing popular leadership models and stakeholder theories. The notion of “The Responsible Leader,” we propose, adds a critical dimension to Mackey’s and Sisodia’s articulation of acting well within the complex realities of a market economy.

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Miller, D.W., Thate, M.J. (2022). The Responsible Leader. In: Dion, M., Pava, M. (eds) The Spirit of Conscious Capitalism. Ethical Economy, vol 63. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-10204-2_4

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