Laszlo Zsolnai ‘Responsible Leadership and Reasonable Action.’ , in Ethical Leadership. Indian and European Spiritual Approaches , eds. Madhumita Chatterji, and Laszlo Zsolnai, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016.
Responsible leadership is a scarce resource in business and public administration today. Trust in leaders worldwide is dramatically decreasing as they are not able to prove that they are serving the common good. Rather, they are perceived by the public to be pursuing their own selfish goals and those of their organizations. The mainstream leadership model of business and public organizations should be renewed to reestablish the trust of the public and to ensure these entities succeed in tandem with their stakeholders.