Higher Education

The Ethics of Leadership, 1st Edition

  • Joanne B. Ciulla University of Richmond
  • ISBN-10: 0155063170  |  ISBN-13: 9780155063174
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.25

About

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ethics And The Study Of Leadership.
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".

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Joanne B. Ciulla

Joanne B. Ciulla, who gained a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, is Professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. She is one of the founding faculty of the Jepson School, which is the only school in the world to offer an undergraduate degree in Leadership Studies. Ciulla was also the first to hold the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations University International Leadership Academy, where she directed and designed leadership development programs for emerging leaders from all over the world. Previously, she has held academic appointments at the Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, Oxford University, and La Salle University. At Wharton she designed and taught the first required business ethics module for MBA students. Ciulla is on the editorial boards of THE BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY, and THE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. She is the editor of the series, "New Horizons in Leadership," for Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. Ciulla is a member of the Board of Directors of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. She is also a consultant who helps design and develop programs on ethics and leadership for universities, companies, and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad.