James O'Toole

Gastautor: James O’Toole

James O’Toole is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and Founding Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership.  While at USC, he held the University Associates‘ Chair of Management, served as Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and editor of New Management magazine.

O’Toole’s research and writings have been in the areas of leadership, ethics, and corporate culture.  Among his seventeen books are Work in America, the subject of a front-page article in the New York Times, and Vanguard Management (named „One of the best business and economics books of the year“ by the editors of Business Week). His most-recent book, The Enlightened Capitalists, was published in 2019 to glowing reviews in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times.

O’Toole received his Doctorate in Social Anthropology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Elliot Richardson, as Chairman of the Secretary’s Task Force on Work in America, and as Director of Field Investigations for President Nixon’s Commission on Campus Unrest. He has served on the Board of Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as editor of The American Oxonian magazine and, currently, as contributing editor to Strategy+ magazine.  From 1994-97, O’Toole was Executive Vice President, and later, Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow, of the Aspen Institute.

O’Toole has won a Mitchell Prize for a paper on economic growth policy and named one of the “100 most influential people in business ethics” by the editors of Ethisphere, and one of “the top 100 thought leaders on leadership” by Leadership Excellence magazine.  

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History Shows CEO’s Pledge to Serve all Constituencies Unlikely to Change Corporate Behavior

The powerful American Business Roundtable recently made headlines in the US and UK when its CEO members pledged to “do well by all our stakeholders” – even if that entailed violating their long-espoused commitment to put the interests of shareholders first. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times hailed the pledge as “a new dawn” for […]