Macau Periodical Index (澳門期刊論文索引)

O'Brien, Roderick
Attributes of moral leadership: eight encounters along the Silk Road
Journal Name
The Journal of the Macau Ricci Institute
Pub. Info
Jun. 2019, No. 4, pp. 29-39
The exercise of moral leadership within the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is not merely a theoretical study. Rather, the exercise of moral leadership is something that happens, and thus can be described. What would good moral leadership look like? This paper examines the writing of eight personalities along the BRI to identify some of the attributes of moral leadership. The attributes identified here are reciprocity, good governance, transparency, ethical credibility, respect, integrity, humanity, and trust. The eight personalities come from a variety of occupations, and from Asia and Europe. This survey is limited, yet it provides a useful beginning for wider examination. Paragraph Headings: 1. Introduction to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) 2. A Chinese initiative and a multilateral response 3. Attributes of moral leadership 4. Abdulkadir Emin Önen (Turkey): Reciprocity 5. Mimi Zou (Hong Kong): Good governance 6. Nargis Kassenova (Kazakhstan): Transparency 7. Peter Chang Thiam Chai (Malaysia): Ethical credibility 8. Abdur Rehman Shah (Pakistan): Respect 9. Xiao Yunru (China): Integrity 10. Peter Maurer (Switzerland): Humanity 11. Chan Chun Sing (Singapore): Trust 12. An interim conclusion 13. Asymmetry in relationships 14. Conclusion