Moral Risk-Taking, the Contrarian Heart of Masterpiece-Making

Moral Risk-Taking, the Contrarian Heart of Masterpiece-Making

Join Dr Matt Hancocks as he explores the neglected secret of purpose-driven leaders: the taking of moral risk.

Dr Matt Hancocks shows why purpose-driven leaders must take gut-wrenching risks if they are to transform, not just their businesses but their sectors and the wider world.

This talk will show that purpose-driven leaders compete by taking carefully thought-out risks to overcome moral anomalies in their companies, industries, or broader communities. An example of a moral anomaly is the existence of aggressive financial practices in companies that compete on their trustworthiness. In overcoming success anomalies, purpose-driven leaders change the moral order of their organization, industry, or community.

Attendees will learn how to understand moral risks and the moral-risk-taking leaders take to create their masterpieces. Matt will show what moral-risk-taking is and how it works. He will illustrate moral risk-taking, in general, and then give two case studies to show purpose-driven creators how to do it. He will also give a case study showing how moral-risk-taking can go wrong.

Benefits for attendees:

Attendees will see the importance of moral risk-taking for purpose-driven organisations. They will learn the skills, sensibilities and ethics of wise moral risk-taking and explore the risks of over-elevating psychological safety.

Your speaker

Matt is the founder of Chipping Norton-based advisory firm Missions that Matter. Matt and his colleagues have worked for leaders in business, government and non-profits growing start-ups to scale-ups and then to mature world leading corporations. They have particular interest and expertise in supporting the creation of purpose-driven, morally-admirable organisations in a time when pragmatism and profits can appear to be all that seems to matter.

Matt has distilled field lessons and original research from 25 years consulting experience into a book that was published in March 2024.

‘Leadership as Masterpiece Creation: What Leaders Can Learn from the Humanities: What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Humanities About Moral Risk-Taking’

The book provides practical lessons for leaders to express their distinctive and creative characters and fashion them into business masterpieces.

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