Leadership expert speaks TONIGHT at College of Mount St. Joseph

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File Under: discussions of leadership, ethical leadership

Mary Gentile, Ph.D., a leading expert on values-driven leadership development, will be at the College of Mount St. Joseph’s College Theatre on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. to give a lecture as part of the Mount’s Discussions of Leadership Lecture Series. Her lecture, "Giving Voice to Values: A New Approach to Values-Driven Leadership" is free and open to the public.  She will also be taking part in several discussions with Mount students about ethical leadership during her time at the Mount.

Gentile is recognized for her pioneering approach to values-driven leadership development. She is the director of Giving Voice to Values and is Senior Research Scholar at Babson College. She is also Senior Advisor to The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, and is also an independent consultant, working with institutions like Columbia University Business School, Harvard Business School, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley on leadership development, social impact management, ethics, business education, and diversity.

“We are very excited that Mary Gentile will be coming to the Mount as part of our Discussions of Leadership public lecture series,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of ethical leadership development at the Mount.  “All too often we encounter ethical lapses in our workplaces, yet fail to address them. Mary moves us beyond decision-making models that simply focus on the analysis of a situation to actually helping us understand and practice how to act on and give voice to our values in an effective, productive and ethical way.”

Gentile has also served as a faculty member and manager of case research at the Harvard Business School. Her ethics education and leadership development approach has been featured in publications like Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, and other publications, and is being piloted in more than 125 business schools and organizations globally.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.