The Ethical Leader: 6 Essential Skills for Leading and Living Ethically

August 27 -

Meet Bob Stone and Mick Ukleja, authors of The Ethics Challenge: Strengthening Your Integrity in a Greedy World

Thursday, August 27

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception begins at 6 p.m.

University of Redlands Torrance Campus

19191 South Vermont Avenue, Suite 450 Torrance, CA 90502

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. RSVP to Vanessa Siliezar at or (909) 748-8769

Bob Stone teaches ethics at the University of Redlands School of Business.

He served for 12 years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations and then six years at the White House leading the effort to reinvent government. His first book, Confessions of a Civil Servant: Lessons in Changing America’s Government and Military, has been praised by senior aides to Presidents G.H.W. Bush and Clinton as well as by the chairmen of Motorola, Harley Davidson, and TRW.

He is an internationally known author and speaker on ethical leadership, on leading change, and on reinventing government. He serves as a member of the guest faculty and on the Governing Council of the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from MIT.

Mick Ukleja is the founder and president of LeadershipTraQ, a leadership-consulting firm based in California. He hosts LeadershipTraQ, an interview show in Southern California that profiles outstanding leaders.

He helped found the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach, the second largest university in the state. He has worked with entrepreneurs and corporate executives of businesses and organizations ranging from Boeing to the Special Olympics.

Ukleja also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Astronauts Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center, which oversees the Center for Space Education. Ukleja holds a bachelor’s in philosophy, a master’s degree in Semitic languages, and a Ph.D. in theology.

The evening’s discussion will be moderated by Professor Jeffery Smith, the founding director of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society and an assistant professor of ethics at the University Of Redlands School of Business.

About the Banta Center for Ethics: The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society is a forum for the examination of ethical issues in corporate and professional life. It seeks to advance our awareness of ethical problems and to improve our ability to make ethical decisions by engaging in dialogue and instruction with practitioners and scholars from a broad range of fields and disciplines.

In accord with the University of Redlands mission of diversity, innovative instruction, academic rigor and civic responsibility, the Banta Center offers programming that recognizes ethics as the foundation for individual and organizational excellence.

David Banta '63, founder of the Banta Asset Management, LP, based in Newport Beach, and his wife, Stephanie Beale Banta '63, endowed the Center for Business, Ethics and Society in 2006.

Visit for more information, including ethics resources and a portal with Banta Center research exploring the 2008 financial crisis.

Contact: Vanessa Siliezar 909-748-8769 (Phone)

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