Richard and Sandi Conniff Leaders in Business Ethics Speaker Series

The Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and SJSU

Center on Ethics in conjunction with the Richard and Sandi

Conniff Leaders in Business Ethics Speaker Series Presents:


Do You Have the Will to Lead?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Peter Koestenbaum

Slides from the presentation
Article in the San Jose Mercury News article on Dr. Peter Koestenbaum

Peter Koestenbaum, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairman, Koestenbaum Institute
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, SJSU

Dr. Koestenbaum taught for 34 years in the Philosophy  Department at SJSU and received CSU’s statewide outstanding  professor award. Dr. Koestenbaum is the founder and Chairman of the Koestenbaum Institute, headquartered in Stockholm and Los Angeles. Koestenbaum’s Leadership Diamond® is a complete  program of leadership awareness. It emphasizes the power of free will, the ubiquitous presence of polarity and paradox, the structure  of courage, and the importance of understanding systems and  strategy. Companies Dr. Koestenbaum has consulted for include IBM, Ford, Novartis, Citibank, Volvo, Amoco, Xerox, Tenet HealthSystem, Warner Cosmetics, Statoil (Norway), and Sparbanken Gruppen (Sweden). 

His books include Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness (also, in Spanish, Swedish, French), The Heart of Business (also in French), and Freedom and Accountability at Work: Applying Philosophic Insight to the Real World.