Culture, Leadership, and Strategy: Why Ethical Leadership Matters
Alfonzo Alexander, President of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, a nonprofit organization based out of Nashville, Tennessee that promotes business ethics to both professionals and students joins Enterprise Radio Alfonzo will be discussing “Culture, Leadership, and Strategy: Why Ethical Leadership Matters”.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Alfonzo Alexander discuss the following:
- What is the NASBA Center for the Public Trust?
- Entrepreneurs have many important tasks that need to be addressed when starting their businesses. Where should establishing an ethical culture rank on their priority lists and why?
- What would you say are the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face when attempting to build ethical cultures within their businesses?
- Why do good employees sometimes make unethical decisions when they are faced with ethical dilemmas?
- For our listeners who are interested in learning more about establishing ethical cultures within their organizations, what resources are available to help them through this process?
Summary: Ethical leadership is one of the most important components of sustainable business success.
Alfonzo Alexander serves as Chief Relationship Officer of NASBA and President of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT). As Chief Relationship Officer, Alexander leads the Office of Relationship Development, where he provides strategic leadership to NASBA’s Communications, Marketing, and Meetings Departments. He also oversees the leadership development and employee engagement activities for the organization, while facilitating a number of special projects working with the CEO.
Alexander became President of the CPT in January 2012. As the CPT President, Alexander leads this ethics and leadership organization’s day-to-day operations and the growing number of CPT programs. Under his leadership, the CPT has established new partnerships and built programs on over 50 colleges and universities campuses across the United States, established an Ethical Leadership Certification Program, and grown its Being a Difference Award Program extensively. During his tenure, Alexander and his team have quadrupled the CPT’s annual revenue.
Alexander joined NASBA in 2006 as a staff director and Vice President of the CPT. In his early years at NASBA, he led several special projects and developed the CPT strategic plan. Prior to joining NASBA, Alexander served as the Regional Manager & Managing Director for the Southeast Region of INROADS, Inc. where he led operations and business development in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. He joined INROADS as Managing Director of its Memphis office and experienced progressive growth throughout his tenure there. Before joining INROADS, Alexander held several leadership positions in operations management and human resources at the Quaker Oats Company.
In 2015, Alexander launched Proventus Leadership Group, LLC. Through this business, Alexander and his team provide leadership and strategic business consulting and training services for companies throughout the United States.
Alexander is a business school graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He also earned an MBA from Lipscomb University, complete an Executive Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a certified through several organizations as a facilitator and is a certified professional coach.
Alexander has a passion for working in the community. He serves as on the audit and executive committee of the board of directors for the Memorial Foundation. He is the Chairman of the board for the 100 Black Men of Middle TN. He is a member or the 2016-17 Leadership Nashville class. Additionally, Alexander is a board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Middle TN (Past Chairman), Youth Encouragement Services (Advisory Board & Past President), the International Advisory Forum for Beta Alpha Psi, the Healthcare Compliance Association Certification Board, and is a former member of the Metropolitan Nashville Sports Authority Board of Directors.
Alexander and his wife, Neischa, serve in leadership at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and are proud parents of three daughters.