About Us

The Christopher Kolade Centre for Research in Leadership and Ethics (CKCRLE) was launched in October 2013 with the primary aim of positively influencing the Nigerian and African environment through research in the area of leadership and ethics.

The vision of the Christopher Kolade Centre for Research in Leadership and Ethics (CKCRLE) is to influence the Nigerian and African environment positively through evidence-based research and innovative programmes that focus on leadership and ethics to address the critical economic, social, environmental and technological issues confronting the country and the continent. CKCRLE supports private (corporate organisations) and public sectors in identifying and highlighting practices that will improve their approach to ethics and leadership to enhance performance and mitigate precarious situations.


CKCRLE usually organise five programmes focused on leadership and ethics in a year – one (1). It is intended that CKCRLE and LBS faculty members in various Departments can generate programme ideas which revolve around ethics and leadership and the core issues in HR, Operations, Supply Chain, Economics, Marketing and Finance.

One of the major concerns of the 21st century is leadership. Due to their disproportionate control over people, policies, and resources, leaders often determine if their followers experience conflict or cooperation, justice or tyranny, inspiration or dejection, and prosperity or poverty. History is replete with ruthless leaders who have perpetrated economic and humanitarian misery in the service of self-interest. Such leaders exist in corporate organisations, the public sector, and the government. Understanding the processes that lead to a more ethical and socially responsible exercise of power is critical to creating moral and optimally functional organisations, industries, and societies.

Specifically, there are three major areas in which CKCRLE helps in influencing society positively.

  • Generation of innovative programmes/program planning
  • Publications
  • Grant research collaborations
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