Ken Melrose (1940-2020) Chairman and CEO, The Toro Company

Ken Melrose

April 12, 2011

"Faith & Ethics in the Executive Suite: A Protestant Perspective"

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Ken Melrose talks about servant leadership in a corporate context and whether servant leadership actually helps business.

Professor David Miller interviews Ken Melrose about his career trajectory, his ideas about servant leadership, implementing these principles in various cases at Toro, making ethical decisions, and seeing work as a calling. Melrose also answers questions about applying servant leadership in non-management positions, focusing on employees and customers before shareholders, the role of companies in setting market expectations, and how to stay ethically fresh.