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.

video 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.

video “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.”

–George Bauer

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George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance

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Our Mission

Promoting Values-Based Leadership

  • Education
    Educating and inspiring the next generation
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  • Research
    Creating knowledge about best practices
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  • Business Impact
    Transforming how organizations think about and practice leadership
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The center has been busy working to achieve our mission to develop authentic, values-based leaders through a variety of engaging activities and events. The report provides information on the center's activities, events and initiatives from last year. Download the Bauer Leadership Center Annual Report

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