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Ethical Leadership: Qualities and Responsibilities of Leaders in the New Millennium

Aaron Feuerstein

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Format: Lecture followed by Q&A

Length: 59 minutes

In 1995, Aaron Feuerstein's 96-year-old family company, Malden Mills, was ravaged by fire. His decision to rebuild the Lawrence, Massachusetts plant while paying his 3,000 workers their wages and benefits turned him into a role model for corporate responsibility. “I consider our workers an asset, not an expense,” Feuerstein has said. Malden Mills sought bankruptcy protection in 2001, eventually emerging from insolvency in 2003. At the time of this lecture, Feuerstein was trying to buy back control of Malden Mills.

Mer Zovko, assistant dean for student development, introduces Feuerstein.

Presenter(s): Aaron Feuerstein

Date: March 30, 2004

Location: Gasson Hall 100, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Emerging Leaders Program; Presidential Scholars Program

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/feuerstein/

The information on this page is accurate as of March 2004