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The focus of ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP is the ethical challenges that are distinctive to leaders and leadership. Organized around themes such as power and the public and private morality of leaders, the book explores the ethical issues of leadership in a variety of contexts including, business, NGOs, and government. It integrates material on ethics and leadership from the great Eastern and Western philosophers with leadership literature and case studies. This multi-disciplinary approach helps philosophers and leadership scholars present a fully integrated view of the subject.
1. THE MORAL CHALLENGES OF POWER AND SELF-INTEREST.
Gary Yukl, "Sources of Power and Influence". Plato, "Justice and the Leader". Case: Plato, "The Rings of Gyges." Thomas Hobbes, "Self-Interest and Human Nature". Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Qualities of Princes". Ayn Rand, "Why Self-Interest is Best".
2. VIRTUE AND THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MORALITY OF LEADERS.
Aristotle, "Virtue Ethics". Case: "Sleazy or Stupid?" Buddha, "The First Sermon" and "The Synopsis of Truth". Case: "Does Personal Morality Matter?" Dean Ludwig and Clinton Longnecker, "The Bathsheba Syndrome: The Ethical Failure of Successful Leaders". Jonathan Bennett, "The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn".
3. DUTIES OF LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS.
Introduction. Immanuel Kant, "Good Will, Duty and the Categorical Imperative". Case: "Innocent or Guilty? Case: "On Women and Girls". Bernard Williams, "Moral Luck". Case: "Is a Lie Always a Lie?" Case: "The Accused and Duties of Law-Abiding Citizen". Hanna Arendt, "The Accused and Duties of the Law-Abiding Citizens". Confucius, Selections from the Analects.
4. LEADERSHIP FOR THE GREATEST GOOD.
Introduction. John Stuart Mill, "What Utilitarianism Is". Case: "Prejudice or Preference?" Case: "Corneas in the Congo". John Rawls, "Distributive Justice". Case" Ursula Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas". Friedrich Nietzsche, "Zarathustra's Prologue". Lao Tzu, "The Lao Tzu (Tao-Te-Ching)".
5. THE MORAL AND EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS.
Introduction. Max Weber, "Legitimate Authority and Charisma". Case: "The Only God You'll Ever See: Jim Jones and the People's Temple," Charles Lindholm. Robert C. Solomon, "the Myth of Charisma". Robert Greenleaf, Selections from Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. James MacGregor Burns, "The Structure of Moral Leadership".
6. MORAL LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE.
Introduction. Ruth Benedict, "Anthropology and the Abnormal". Mary Midgley, "Trying Out One's New Sword". F.G. Bailey, "Values, Beliefs and Leadership". Case: "Diller's Dilemma". The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights from UN Web Page. Case: "The Oil Rig". Isaiah Berlin, "The Pursuit of the Ideal". Joshua cooper Ramo, "The Five Virtues of Kofi Annan".