Stephen Forsha, a business professor at William Woods University, will present at the 12th annual Philosophy of Management International Conference in St. Louis this weekend.
"I am looking forward to presenting at this conference, because it is a great opportunity to interact with leading researchers in such areas as leadership, organizational values, organizational aesthetics, ethics, and social responsibility," said Forsha, who is chair of William Woods' business, law, technology and languages division, and program director of the undergraduate online business program.
The St. Louis resident will be presenting his paper: "Tikanga Maori — Lessons for Leading", which centers on leadership advice that can be learned from the Maori culture of New Zealand. This topic was inspired by a recent rugby match between New Zealand and Ireland Forsha watched. He wanted to learn more about the influence of this Pacific Islander culture on New Zealand's sports programs and began seeing similarities between its values and western perspectives of virtue ethics.
The conference is typically held at St. Anne's College, Oxford, and this will be only the second time it has taken place in the United States.