Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow / Edition 4

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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, Third Edition identifies the unique ethical demands of leadership and equips students to meet those challenges. It retains the elements of the text that have contributed to its success while broadening its appeal. The book will continue to reflect an informal, accessible style; focus on personal assessment and application; draw from a variety of academic disciplines; provide tools and techniques for creating positive ethical climates; and feature contemporary cases.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Coverage will be expanded to reflect the growing interest in leadership ethics, incorporating new topics, theory. and research findings.

  • A new chapter on ethical influence is added

  • A References section at the end of the book has been added.

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Editorial Reviews

Ph. D.. - Duane Covrig
"It is comprehensive and readable. It has many case studies and illustrations of the ideas shared. I have used it for 10 years. It is the best overall book on ethics for leaders. "
Daniel Roysden
"This book examines the common character strengths and weaknesses of leaders that directly impact the ethical nature of their decisions and behavior."
Stephen J. Linenberger
"This book is well organized and explores many unique and thought provoking aspects of ethical leadership. The notion of leader shadows and topics such as forgiveness make this text an essential tool for sparking lively debate from students on the issues of leadership ethics."
Duane Covrig Ph.D.
"It is comprehensive and readable. It has many case studies and illustrations of the ideas shared. I have used it for 10 years. It is the best overall book on ethics for leaders."
Dr. Patricia Mitchell
“Comprehensive and a must read.”
Doctor - Patricia Mitchell
“Comprehensive and a must read.”
Michael J. Gross
"Excellent material that is appropriate to the time of 2009."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412982221
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 536
  • Sales rank: 295,840
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig E. Johnson (Ph D, University of Denver) is a professor of Leadership Studies and former director of the Doctor of Business Administration program at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, ethics, and management and supervises doctoral dissertations. Previously he served as chair of the university’s Department of Communication Arts. Johnson is the author of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow (also published by SAGE) and coauthor, with Michael Z. Hackman, of Leadership: A Communication Perspective. He has published research findings, instructional ideas, and book reviews in The Journal of Leadership Studies, The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, The Journal of Leadership Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, The International Leadership Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports and other journals. Johnson has led and participated in service and educational trips to Kenya, Rwanda, New Zealand, China, Brazil, and Honduras.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I The shadow side of leadership

1 The leader's light or shadow 3

2 Shadow casters 35

Pt. II Looking inward

3 The leader's character 69

4 Combating evil 105

Pt. III Ethical standards and strategies

5 General ethical perspectives 137

6 Normative leadership theories 167

7 Ethical decision making and behavior 199

Pt. IV Shaping ethical contexts

8 Building an effective, ethical small group 233

9 Creating an ethical organizational climate 265

10 Meeting the ethical challenges of diversity 303

Epilogue 341

References 343

Index 371

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