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DYNAMIC, POWERFUL, AND FUN

If you haven't noticed, we are way into leadership and ethics, and our excitement is expressed in tools, resources, and engaging moments we share both on and off-campus.

ETHICS UNWRAPPED
  • THE SCIENCE OF EVERYDAY ETHICS

    The need for principled and informed leaders is more critical than ever. Ethics Unwrapped is a grant-funded program to provide free ethics education, and our teaching tools are used by more than 1,200 universities globally. This collection of videos, definitions, case studies, and teaching materials is unrivaled in scale and scope for behavioral ethics education.
DARE TO LEAD AT UT
  • DYNAMIC THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    We welcome internationally acclaimed researcher, speaker, best-selling author, and UT alumna Dr. Brené Brown as a visiting professor of management. Brown is a diehard Longhorn with deep connections to Austin. She will implement institution-wide courage-building training based on her No. 1  New York Times best-selling book Dare to Lead and build corporate engagement on leadership research.

SPEAKER SERIES

We bring you the best minds and most innovative leaders from academia, government, research, and the corporate world to add context and flavor to your view of the world.

VIP Distinguished Speaker Series

This prestigious series has been around for over a decade enabling Fortune 500 C-level executives to visit McCombs to share their views, insights, and perspectives. VIP also allows students to ask these guests questions and interact in more intimate environments.

Corporate Social Responsibility Series

We invite corporate social responsibility and ethics experts to McCombs to address a wide range of topics, including whistleblowing, poverty, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and conscious capitalism. Speakers with a variety of backgrounds prime attendees for the ever-changing and complicated business world.

CENTER LEADERSHIP LABS

The Center’s leadership labs are a unique space of four study rooms in Rowling Hall reserved for leadership coaching of first-year MBA study teams, as well as for one-on-one sessions. These rooms offer teams conference call abilities for project meetings with clients and the chance to videotape and debrief group meetings to assess communication effectiveness.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS NEWS

  • Anti-Asian Violence and the Bystander Effect

    Professor Robert Prentice examines how conformity bias and other ethical failings promote violence against Asian-Americans.
  • Seeking Virtue in Finance: A Futile Search?

    Professor Robert Prentice discusses why well-meaning college students face great trepidation as they prepare to enter the finance profession with its moral challenges.
  • Can You Be Too Well Connected?

    Researcher Ethan Burris and a team of researchers examined the meeting schedules and emails of Microsoft employees to find the employees who benefited most from their connectedness.
  • Stopping COVID-19: A Behavioral Ethics Guide

    Professor Robert Prentice examines the role of ethical behavior amidst a worldwide pandemic and suggests guidance regarding understanding and perhaps altering people's behavior.
  • Charting a Course on the Courts

    Kirk Goldsberry, NBA analyst and San Antonio Spurs researcher, joins McCombs to show students how analytics is changing the game.
  • Giving Voice to Value

    Ethics Unwrapped explains that self-knowledge and alignment mean speaking up and acting on your values in a consistent way with who you are and builds on your strengths.

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