Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition

  • Editor: Joanne B. Ciulla
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  • ISBN-10: 1440830665
  • ISBN-13: 9781440830662
  • DDC: 174.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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If leaders were defined by their influence on history, Hitler would be on par with Gandhi, Lincoln, and Mother Theresa. Yet most of us believe that our superiors have a responsibility to exercise power with a purpose far greater than any political agenda and a motive more noble than personal gain. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores the ethical challenges that leaders face in their relationships with followers, the choices they make, and the ways in which they influence othersJoanne Ciulla and her contributors examine the traits and characteristics of top-tier leaders. She questions the assumption that moral fortitude is an inherent part of being in charge; analyzes the roles that charisma, morality, and delegation play in the leadership paradigm; and considers whether individuals who want to lead with integrity but are sometimes forced to get their hands dirty for their constituents can be called "moral leaders." Readers will gain an appreciation for how ethics is not an add-on to the practice of leadership but rather an integral part of it-an element that informs the very idea of what it means to lead and to lead well.



  • Joanne B. Ciulla

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Scope of the Issues.
2: Leadership Ethics: Expanding the Territory.
3: Moral Leadership and Business Ethics.
4: The Moral Relationship between Leaders and Followers.
5: Further Ethical Challenges in the Leader-Follower Relationship.
6: The Bogus Empowerment of Followers.
7: Emotions and Trust: Beyond “Charisma”.
8: The Morality of Leaders: Motives and Deeds.
9: Why Leaders Need Not Be Moral Saints.
10: Democratic Leadership and Dirty Hands.
11: The Ethical Influence of Leaders.
12: The Trouble with Transformational Leadership: Toward a Federalist Ethic for Organizations.
13: What Is Ethical Foreign Policy Leadership?.
About the Editor and Contributors.