George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center
The George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center accelerates Olin Business School’s efforts to develop leaders of competence and character who are equipped to make a positive and principled difference in their organizations, their communities, and society at large.
The Bauer Leadership Center is grounded in the proposition that true leadership in business requires the ability to deliver business results while staying true to one’s values and responsibilities. We call that values-based leadership. Values-based leaders produce economic value for companies while creating meaningful careers, more engaging workplaces, and more responsible enterprises.
Our objective—the development of values-based leaders—is made possible by the generous support of George and Carol Bauer. Their vision, energy, and example of ethical leadership have been, and will continue to be, an inspiration.
“Leadership, in the 21st century, is one of the most important things facing our society... the idea of leaders reflecting on morality, and how to apply it in both their business and private lives, is terribly important.”
Stuart Bunderson, PhD
George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance
Kurt Dirks, PhD
Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership
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