The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is founded upon the premise that it is both possible and essential to integrate leadership models and ethical principles so that leaders, regardless of their profession or field of work, will be moral leaders.
The Award will be presented at the Hendrickson annual Forum for Ethical Leadership.
Nominees for the Award will be ethical leaders that reflect and have demonstrated the following principles noted in “Doing Right in a Shrinking World” by Brother Louis DeThomasis and Neal St. Anthony:
- an attitude that embraces diversity, differences and ambiguity
- an appreciation for the gift of globally diverse cultures including our own
- a creative imagination that leads not to change, but to transformation
- the language of stewardship and abundance that transcends ideology
- an acceptance of and enthusiasm for the positive integration of faith and finance;
- an unwavering commitment to do good and to give more, and
- faith that the outcome of giving more is that we receive more for ourselves, and for all of humankind.
The medal may be presented to any individual who is an ethical business leader and lives in the 11-county Twin Cities area (Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington and Wright counties) or the three-county Winona area (Olmsted, Wabasha and Winona counties).
Those not eligible for this award include employees, current students and those involved in governance, on a paid or volunteer basis, of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
The purpose of the Hendrickson Ethical Leadership award is to honor an outstanding individual who through his/her work has demonstrated the principles of ethical leadership. Nominees should demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Makes a significant contribution to the community
- Employs ethical approaches that are innovative or creative, whether for a business or the community
- Provides an example of an ethical decision that was in some way transformational for others (employees, customers, volunteers, the community) and the resources and influence used to accomplish this
- Serves as a role model for young and emerging ethical leaders