Centre for Leadership & Effective Organisations


The Centre offers programs designed to provide the latest knowledge and practices on leadership, agility, and collaboration. We strive to increase dialogue and learning among leaders, managers, and practitioners in France and our global network. Our webinars and breakfast seminars provide an opportunity to share and learn about the latest challenges and solutions for sustaining organisation performance.


The Impact of Context on Leadership Ethics: The Problem of Dirty Hands

Date : Thursday, November 30
Time : 6pm. – 7pm. (CET Paris)
Location : Online Webinar
Subject : « The Impact of Context on Leadership Ethics: The Problem of Dirty Hands »
Speaker :Dr. Paul Sanders, Professor in Leadership, Department of Economics, Culture, and International Affairs, NEOMA Business School
Language : Webinar in English

In this webinar, Dr. Paul Sanders will share his research on historical perspectives in leadership ethics and outline how this relates to today’s business challenges. He will talk about past and current case studies in order to provide an insightful look at the ethical dilemmas of leaders. Join us for this webinar to learn and discuss how history can inform and shape current and future leadership ethics.

Speaker :

Dr. Paul SANDERS, Professor of Leadership Ethics

Paul SANDERS is an historian and a management scholar with a special interest in leadership and ethics.
He earned his Doctorate in History at Cambridge University and then served as lecturer in history and international relations, deputy director of the Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property 1933-1945 and official historian of the island of Jersey, Channel Islands. In 2006 he moved into management education and in 2008 he was elected to the fellowship of the Royal Historical Society (London). In 2010 he was advisor to the UK Department of Communities and Local Government (Cabinet Office), in conjunction with the British Heroes of the Holocaust award. Since 2012 he is Associate Professor at NEOMA Business School (Reims, France), where he is pioneering historical perspectives in the teaching of Leadership and Ethics.
His monographs are "History of the Black Market 1940–1946" (in French, 2001), "The British Channel Islands under German Occupation 1940–1945" (2005), "Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands 1940-1945" (co-published, 2014), and "The Ultimate Sacrifice" (2018, third edition).