Rensselaer Hosts Inaugural Forum on Business, Technology, and EthicsNewswise - In an ever-changing world of increased turbulence, uncertainty, and global competition, how can today's business leaders learn, grow, adapt, and lead through unknown business challenges? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lally School of Management & Technology today hosted an inaugural program titled "Forum on Business, Technology, and Ethics." The program focused on the theme of leadership in controversy.
"In the classrooms, we explain theories and teach students about the intricacies of how business decisions are made," says David Gautschi, dean of the Lally School. "The forum provides a meaningful way for us to discuss ethical issues found especially in entrepreneurial environments. Most importantly, we want to prepare students to compete in the global marketplace so that they can address dilemmas that they may confront as future corporate leaders in today's business world."
The discussion featured former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), the first Marine to serve in the position; Albert Erisman, founder and director of the Institute for Business, Technology, and Ethics, and director of the Center for Integrity in Business at the School of Business and Economics, Seattle Pacific University; and Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson.
General Pace brings to bear his years as a Marine and as a military leader in providing insight on the "notion of leading with a moral compass." He shared his personal experiences and discussed why ethics, integrity, and checking one's moral compass when making decisions can spare an individual heartache and tragedy.