Jim O'Toole is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he was Founding Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership. He began his academic career at the USC business school in 1973 where he held the University Associates' Chair of Management, served as Executive Director of the Leadership Institute, and editor of New Management magazine.
O'Toole's research and writings have been in the areas of leadership, ethics, and corporate culture. He has addressed dozens of major corporations and professional groups, and has over one hundred published articles. Among his seventeen books.