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This is where you will find opinion pieces, commisioned articles and summaries of key pieces of research.

How good a moral guide is one’s personal conscience? The answer is simple: Not a very good one. It seems we cannot even always trust our collective conscience – hence the need for strong leadership.

Individuals involved in corruption often offer rationalisations to convince themselves and others that they are not corrupt. In this article, six unconscious motives are identified as explanations of how offenders believe that rationalisations acquit them from guilt, indemnify them, or redeem the corruption.

In all kinds of studies, integrity comes up as one of the most desirable character traits of a leader. However, integrity on its own can produce leaders who are inflexible and stubborn. What if vulnerability is added to the mix of desirable character traits in leaders?

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