Charlotte von Bülow attended the 8th ESRC funded seminar in a series focusing on developing ethical leaders. The seminar was hosted by Sarum College and the focus was largely on elements of ethical leadership education and its impact on actual systemic change. Dr Geoff Moore compared the works of Rene Girard and Alasdair MacIntyre and proposed that, between these two approaches to leadership, there may be a model for leadership development. Dr Karen Blakeley spoke about the need for addressing not only individual but also collective spirituality in order to create real change. Dr Eve Poole’s contribution on Leadersmithing addressed the craft of leadership and the need to find the balance in practice between thinking and doing. You will be able to hear Eve Poole at our Research Conference at UWE 10-11 March 2017