December 15 – 21, 2014

Regent University's School of Business & Leadership will host the fifth Annual Virtual Conference on Moral Leadership, December 15-21, 2014.

Leadership researchers and scholars, with increasing frequency, warn against the devastating and debilitating effects of narcissism in organizational leadership. Michael Macoby, in a 2000 edition of the Harvard Business Review, commented on this growing trend: "'s business leaders maintain a markedly higher profile than did their predecessors of previous generations. A growing need for visionary and charismatic leadership has brought to the fore executives of a personality type psychologists call 'narcissistic'." At this year's Moral Leadership Conference, we will focus on the nature, operation, and the dangers associated with narcissism in organizational leadership.

Join us Online for this FREE Event!

Join us throughout the week as we explore the effects of narcissism in leadership and seek ways to bring healing and wholeness to leaders, followers and organizations. During the conference, you will:

  • Discover current research on the nature, definition and prevalence of narcissism in organizational leadership.
  • Explore ways to address this increasing disorder of self-obsession and insecurity.
  • Hear from global organizational leaders and scholars on pathways to healing and wholeness in organizations.

The conference is free, open to everyone, and conducted completely online through video presentations, papers and discussion boards. On each day of the conference, simply click on the appropriate day's link in the "Join the Conference" box on this page. It's that simple.

Call for Papers

We invite you to offer suggestions for additional paper presentations on narcissism and toxic leadership. Email a proposal along with a clear abstract to either of the conference chairs. Submitted papers must follow the submission guidelines and be received by November 15, 2014. Full details »

Please note: The deadline for submission of all completed papers is November 15, 2014.

Conference Chairs

Dr. Corne Bekker Dr. Kathleen Patterson
Corné Bekker, D.Litt. et Phil.
Professor of Biblical and Ecclesial Leadership
School of Business & Leadership
Professor & Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry, College of Arts & Sciences
Editor, Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership
Co-Editor, Inner Resources for Leaders
Kathleen A. Patterson, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Business & Leadership
Director, Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program
Editor, Journal of Virtues & Leadership