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Living Into Leadership: A Journey in Ethics
     

Living Into Leadership: A Journey in Ethics

by Bowen H. McCoy
 

ISBN-10: 0804755760

ISBN-13: 9780804755764

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Over the past few years, the business world has been wracked by corporate scandals. With news of a new scandal an almost weekly occurrence, one cannot help but wonder: "Is business success synonymous with a lack of morality?" With a resounding "no," Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy, former partner at Morgan Stanley, shows that ethical business leadership is possible and,

Overview

Over the past few years, the business world has been wracked by corporate scandals. With news of a new scandal an almost weekly occurrence, one cannot help but wonder: "Is business success synonymous with a lack of morality?" With a resounding "no," Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy, former partner at Morgan Stanley, shows that ethical business leadership is possible and, moreover, desirable. Seeking inspiration from an eclectic range of sources, such as Dante, Kant, and Peter Drucker, and drawing from his own career as a successful investment banker, the author examines how business leaders—and those who aspire to be business leaders—can flourish in a corporate environment without shedding personal values or compromising integrity. Living Into Leadership: A Journey in Ethics is based on the author's actual life experiences, personal ethical dilemmas, and concerns. This groundbreaking work incorporates classroom materials developed by the author for ethics programs at various business schools, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Notre Dame. The central question this book considers is how to pursue an engaged business career while living a balanced life and continuing to grow as an integrated person.
McCoy acts as a "mentor" for readers, providing personal and professional guidance on the development of a personal business plan for life. The book presents the case for creating a moral compass that allows one to make decisions under uncertainty, lead a life of integrity, establish the practice of ethics both personally and in society, and know when to embrace change and when to hold one's ground. It includes an abbreviated version of the author's acclaimed work, the seminal Harvard Business Review article, "The Parable of the Sadhu," and shows readers how to prepare in advance for dilemmas they may face, both in their private and professional lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804755764
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
689,580
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface: Changing World, Changing Ethics?     ix
Acknowledgments     xv
Setting Your Compass     1
Establishing a Personal Ethic     13
Living with Intention     31
Sustaining Influences     44
Preparing for the Ethical Dilemma     61
Leading in the Gray Areas     69
Learning and Finding Meaning Continuously     86
Aligning Individual and Corporate Values     107
Maintaining Balance and Renewing Continuously     133
Ethics as Contextual: Renewal as a Continuing Process     139
Organizational and Business Ethics: Developing Ethical Sensitivity     162
Changing Mores Through Time     181
Epilogue: Global Mores for Global Business     193
Notes     203
Index     207

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