The goal of this work is to analyze, through a case study, how virtue ethics can drive managers to fulfill their duty managing people in organizations, in line with the proposal of the document The Vocation of the Business Leader by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2012). This task will allow us to evaluate theoretical approaches to assess the usefulness of the case method as a tool for educational and illustrative improvement in ethical decision making. Moreover, the St. Albans Family Enterprises case study is provided in order to facilitate training in the practical wisdom virtue. This case is based on a real business situation, and it presents several unresolved ethical dilemmas. Its specific contribution is to serve as an instrument and guide to how develop practical knowledge and virtues in students, practitioners or business ethicists.
For this purpose, a teaching note is also included. The case method is valuable in business ethics and in the development of virtue in organizations, particularly practical wisdom for decision making.