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

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Overview

Using the metaphor of light or shadow, Craig E. Johnson shows how leaders have the power to do significant good or harm. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, and balancing theory and research with opportunities for application, the book provides self-assessments, cases and films to analyze, and exploration exercises.

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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: 130,097
  • 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 professor of Leadership Studies and former director of the Doctor of Business Administration program at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon. He teaches undergraduate courses in leadership, ethics, and management. Previously he served as chair of the university’s Department of Communication Arts. Johnson is the author of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (also published by SAGE) and co-author, 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, and has held volunteer leadership posiitons in a variety of religious and nonprofit organizations.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Leaders: The Bad News and the Good News
Part I. The Shadow Side of Leadership
1. The Leader’s Light or Shadow
A Dramatic Difference
The Leader’s Shadows
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Doubt
Self-Assessment: The Brutal Boss Questionnaire
Case Study: Hiding the Truth: Friendly Fire and the Death of Pat Tillman
Focus on Follower Ethics: The Dark Side of Followership
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Casting Shadows at Enron
Chapter End Case: Paying for Failure at AIG
2. Stepping Out of the Shadows
Shadow Casters
Unhealthy Motivations
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: There Will Be Blood
Case Study: The Pirates Dilemma
Stepping Out of the Shadows: Becoming an Ethical Expert
Ethical Skills: A Sampler
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Death by Peanuts
Chapter End Case: Bernie Madoff and the Biggest Swindle in History
Part II. Looking Inward
3. The Leader’s Character
Elements of Character
Courage
Optimism
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Happy-Go-Lucky
Self-Assessment: Perceived Leader Integrity Scale
Character Building
Case Study: Leading With a Blink of the Left Eye
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Senate Seat for Sale
Chapter End Case: The Greatest Reformer in History
4. Combating Evil
The Faces of Evil
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Taxi to the Dark Side
Facing Evil
Making a Case for Forgiveness
Case Study: Forgiving Dr. Mengele?
Self-Assessment: Tendency to Forgive Scale
Spirituality and Leadership
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Responding to the Remnants of Genocide
Chapter End Case: Evil in the Basement: The Attack on Columbine High
Part III. Ethical Standards and Strategies
5. General Ethical Perspectives
Utilitarianism: Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People
Case Study: Deciding Between Two Evils: The Invasion of the Asian Carp
Kant’s Categorical Imperative: Do What’s Right No Matter What the Cost
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Defiance
Justice as Fairness: Guaranteeing Equal Rights and Opportunities Behind the Veil of Ignorance
Communitarianism: Shoulder Your Responsibilities and Seek the Common Good
Altruism: Love Your Neighbor
Self-Assessment: Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale
Ethical Pluralism
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Expanding DNA Databases
Chapter End Case: From Mountain Climber To Humanitarian
6. Normative Leadership Theories
Transformational Leadership: Raising the Ethical Bar
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Frost/Nixon
Servant Leadership: Put the Needs of Followers First
Self-Assessment: The Servant Leadership Questionnaire
Authentic Leadership: Know Yourself and To Your Own Self Be True
Case Study: The Airline Executive as “Mom in Chief”
Taoism: Lead Nature’s Way
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Transforming Clear Lake College
Chapter End Case: Sentencing Kids for Cash
7. Ethical Decision Making and Behavior
Components of Moral Action
Component 1: Moral Sensitivity (Recognition)
Self-Assessment: Moral Sensitivity Scenarios
Component 2: Moral Judgment
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Michael Clayton
Component 3: Moral Motivation
Component 4: Moral Character
Decision-Making Formats
Kidder’s Ethical Checkpoints
Case Study: Parking Lot Shooting
The SAD Formula
The Moral Reasoning Process
Nash’s 12 Questions
The Case Study Method
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Ethical Scenarios for Analysis
Part IV. Shaping Ethical Contexts
8. Building an Effective, Ethical Small Group
The Leader and the Small Group
Case Study: Pay for Play?
Fostering Ethical Accountability
Resisting Groupthink and False Agreement
Promoting Enlightening Communication
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: 21
Self-Assessment: Task/Relationship Conflict Scale
Implications and Applications
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Incentives for Organ Donations
Chapter End Case: Responding to Groupthink and Faulty Reasoning at NASA
9. Creating an Ethical Organizational Climate
The Leader as Ethics Officer
Ethical Climates
Self-Assessment: Ethical Climate Questionnaire
Signs of Healthy Ethical Climates
Zero Tolerance for Destructive Behaviors
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Glengarry Glen Ross
Climate-Building Tools
Discovering Core Values
Codes of Ethics
Case Study: Turn It In or Turn it Off?
Implications and Applications
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: The Failure of Washington Mutual Savings
Chapter End Case: Rooting Out Corruption At Siemens International
10. Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Diversity
Promoting Diversity in the Organization: An Ethical Imperative
Case Study: Religious Clothing in the Classroom
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Gran Torino
Mastering the Ethical Challenges of Leadership in a Global Society
The Dark Side of Globalization
Self-Assessment: The Diversity Perceptions Scale
Leadership and Ethical Diversity
Cultural Differences and Ethical Values
Standing on Moral Common Ground
Making Ethical Choices in Culturally Diverse Settings
Implications and Applications
For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Chapter End Case: Google Meets the Great Firewall of China
Chapter End Case: Ethical Diversity Scenarios
11. Ethical Crisis Leadership
Crisis: An Overview
The Three Stages of a Crisis
Case Study: The Terrorist and the Ticking Bomb: Ethical Leadership in Supreme Emergencies
The Three Stages of a Crisis
Self-Assessment: Crisis and/or Disaster Preparedness Scale
Components of Ethical Crisis Management
Leadership Ethics at the Movies: Nanking
For further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment
Case Study: Two Idiots and a Video Camera: The Dark Side of Social Media
Case Study: Beacons for Climbers

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