Regis PMI South Roundtable May 2021 (Virtual)
Topic: The Power to Be Ethical
Making ethical decisions requires power. A person in authority may find it easier to do what is right than a person who has no authority or is under pressure from a client. In this presentation we analyze two types of power that exist in our organizations and how they influence our decisions and behaviors. We’ll discuss how the power that comes from having a beneficial purpose can guide and even overcome the power that comes from authority. By balancing and applying these two types of power, professionals can protect their organizations from fraud, deception, and costly ethical mistakes.
PDU Categories: Leadership / 1.5 PDUs
Speaker: David Bauman, PhD
About the Speaker. David C. Bauman, PhD is an Associate Professor of Business in the Anderson College of Business and Computing at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He is the Chair of the Management and Leadership Department. He teaches Ethical Decision Making in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Principles. Prior to joining academia, David worked for over ten years in and for several Fortune 250 companies. He has published articles on ethics, leadership, and business in Business Ethics Quarterly, The Journal of Business Ethics, The Leadership Quarterly, and the Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. His research focuses on integrity, leading without authority, and applying insights from ancient philosophy to modern leadership challenges.
David enjoys cycling (he cycled across the US in 30 days), jazz, reading, and spending time with his family.