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December 22, 2020

Inspiring Leadership through Character & Ethics: Roger Steare – Inspiring Leadership interview with Jonathan Bowman-Perks

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Leaders with character and ethics display and live by the 3 x HUMS: humanity, humility and humour

Roger Steare - The Corporate Philosopher

Helping people to think, explore, debate, decide and then do the right thing together


Roger Steare is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts advising and coaching Boards and executive teams building high performing, high integrity organizations. His work with BP after the Gulf of Mexico disaster has been crucial to the company’s recovery plan, with Roger’s ethical leadership training endorsed within the US Department of Justice Consent Agreement of 2016. He has advised Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and RBS after the credit crisis, PPI mis-selling and Libor manipulation scandals, with his work publicly endorsed by the Financial Conduct Authority. His most recent assignments have included Senior Advisor, People & Culture at Nationwide Building Society; and work on ethics with Clifford Chance and other professional service firms around the world.


Roger has worked with clients to achieve these results by using a robust evidence-based approach. He has conducted extensive empirical research on both personal and professional integrity, with his MoralDNA® Profile cited in papers published by the Chartered Management Institute, the Chartered Insurance Institute, EY, the FCA and PWC.


Roger is now working with an IBM-Watson award-winning AI software house; investors; and a global rating agency, using MoralDNA® to assess leadership and improve corporate credit ratings.


He writes for the Financial Times and his work has been profiled in The Times, The Wall Street Journal, Les Echos and The Guardian. His book ethicability has been licensed as an e-book to over 600,000 employees across the firms he advises. He also teaches and writes for Thinkers50, “the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age.”


Roger is Corporate Philosopher in Residence at The Business School, City University. He is also an accredited faculty member at Duke Corporate Education, Emeritus Executive Education, the FT’s Headspring Executive Development and London Business School.


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