The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the role of Transformative Ethics as leaders and organizations move toward the achievement of greatness. It is a conceptual paper that explains the key importance of the pursuit of greatness and the role of Transformative Ethics in that pursuit. The paper suggests that each of the twelve perspectives that comprise Transformative Ethics supports the pursuit of greatness and that the pursuit of excellence is necessary for individuals and firms in today’s global marketplace. The research implications from this study support the importance of Transformative Ethics as a contributing ethical perspective for leaders and organizations. As leaders and organizations interact with others, the need for ethical leadership is critical for establishing trust and earning follower commitment This paper is one of the first to address the practical implications of Transformative Ethics for leaders and organizations.

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