Aflac CEO On Leadership: Take Care of Your People.. They’ll Take Care of Business

Oct 11, 2019 8:15 AM ET

By Susie Gharib

He also stays true to a leadership lesson he learned from his father, Paul, and his uncles John and Bill Amos who founded Aflac.

Amos is proud when he says Aflac practiced so-called “corporate social responsibility” long before it became a fashionable term. So it’s no wonder that he was one of the early signers recently of a new statement from the powerful business group, the Business Roundtable, on what is the purpose of American corporations. The Roundtable now says investing in employees, customers and caring for communities are as important as delivering a good return for shareholders. It has stirred up a big debate on the virtues of doing good versus delivering profits.

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