Against a backdrop of falling trust in business and political leaders, there is a call for leaders to model responsibility in their actions. This means developing a mindset that can respond with agility to a complex and changing business environment. It means making-values based decisions that not only affect brand trust and corporate reputation, but impact upon employees and the wider community for the greater good. In today's increasingly interconnected world, it is more important than ever that leaders and managers can achieve goals and desired results through a commitment to authenticity, ethics and stewardship. The Responsible Leader identifies what it means to be an authentic leader, embracing fully the importance of strong intra-organisational relationships, clear role-modelling and demonstrable ethical practice.
Addressing the practical challenge of developing a culture of responsibility in organisations large and small in the corporate, public and voluntary sectors, The Responsible Leader explores what strategy looks like in practice and sets out a new, hopeful narrative for the future. Drawing on case studies from Marks & Spencer, HSBC, PwC, The Body Shop, Oasis, Starbucks, and BP, charting the journey to responsible and sustainable management in challenging environments, it presents a fresh vision for leadership success that goes beyond simple compliance and regulation.