CARL – The Competency Assessment for Responsible Leadership

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CARL Methodology: Consolidating the responsible leadership discourse into an operationalized definition and an online tool for practice and education – Katrin Muff, PhD, Business School Lausanne, Anna Liechti, Prof. Dr. Thomas Dyllick, University of St. Gallen

Muff, K., Delacoste, C., and Dyllick, T. (2022): Responsible Leadership Competencies in leaders around the world: Assessing stakeholder engagement, ethics and values, systems thinking and innovation competencies in leaders around the world. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. Volume 29, Issue 1 p. 273-292

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