ILA Podcast

Transformational Leadership and Ethical Considerations

Transformational Leadership and Ethical Considerations. Guest: Ron Riggio. Innovating Leadership Co-Creating Our Future with Maureen Metcalf

Guest: Dr. Ron Riggio


Are great leaders born, or forged?

Ron Riggio discusses the four-decade-long Fullerton Longitudinal Study to uncover the childhood characteristics that indicated later leadership qualities and how those results have informed his work on transformational leadership. He discusses his findings with host Maureen Metcalf as well as the interplay between transformational leadership and ethics.

Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., is the author of over 150 books, book chapters, and research articles in the areas of leadership, assessment centers, organizational psychology, and social psychology. His books include: Daily Leadership Development: 365 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader, Inclusive Leadership, What’s Wrong with Leadership, The Art of Followership, and Transformational Leadership (2nd ed.). 

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. 

Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership FieldbookInnovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.

She is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association.

About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right! 

Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests. 

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