Ethical Leadership: Six Principles for Helping Good People to Good Things

Geoffrey Tumlin photoEthical leaders bring out the best in others, especially under conditions of strain or uncertainty. The leaders we admire—throughout history and from our own lives—have the remarkable ability to consistently arrive at the kinds of good, sound decisions that others can get behind, even when the chips are down and the situation seems dire. Although ethical decision making isn’t easy, there are straightforward strategies that leaders can learn to reduce some of the emotional load from the process and bring out the very best in other people. Most people are working extremely hard to do the right thing. Six principles will help everyone make good decisions, better.

Speaker:  Geoffrey Tumlin is the President of On‐Demand Leadership, the Founder of Mouthpeace Consulting LLC, and is the author of Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life (McGraw‐Hill, August 2013). As a frequent media guest, Geoffrey’s writing and ideas on leadership and communication have appeared in Fast Company,,, CNNMoney, Investor’s Business Daily, Fox Business, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and hundreds of other media outlets and scholarly publications. He received the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award in December 2010 for his work as the Assistant Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. Geoffrey earned a PhD and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Geoffrey has taught thousands of people about communication and leadership, and has consulted with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world, including Shell Oil, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the Boston Scientific Corporation, Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One Bank), Blue Star Management (owned by the Dallas Cowboys), and the Honolulu Police Department.