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Ethical Leadership

A Primer Edited by Robert M. McManus, McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication, McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, Marietta College, Stanley J. Ward, Dean of Capstone Studies and Director of the Center for Action Research, Claremont Lincoln University, California and Alexandra K. Perry, Clinical Ethicist, OhioHealth, Ohio, US
The world cries out for ethical leaders. We expect the best, but we are often left profoundly disappointed. While leadership programs may feature ethics as part of their training, the approach is often either simplistic or overly esoteric. This book addresses this scarcity of resources for training ethical leaders, providing a primer of several ethical frameworks accompanied by extended examples to help inform decision-making. The text also addresses several leadership models that claim an ethical component. By providing a consistent case analysis based on the Five Components of Leadership Model, readers benefit from a comprehensive approach to understanding ethical leadership.
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Publication Date: 2018
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The world cries out for ethical leaders. We expect the best, but we are often left profoundly disappointed. While leadership programs may feature ethics as part of their curriculum, the approach is often either simplistic or overly esoteric. This book addresses this scarcity of resources for training ethical leaders by providing a primer of several ethical frameworks accompanied by extended examples to help inform decision-making. The text also presents a number of leadership models that claim an ethical component. By providing a consistent case analysis based on the Five Components of Leadership Model, readers benefit from a uniform approach to evaluating ethical leadership.

By using the Five Components of Leadership Model as a consistent point of reference, McManus, Ward, and Perry offer readers a variety of insights on ethical leadership. Conclusions include the importance of drawing from multiple ethical and leadership perspectives, moving away from exclusively leader-centric approaches to ethical leadership, the importance of asking questions to maximize self-awareness, and considering multiple points of view whenever addressing an ethical conundrum. To connect ‘ethical thinking’ and ‘ethical doing,’ the text uses classroom-friendly framing questions, timelines, visual models, summary tables, case studies, discussion questions, and recommended resources for additional study. After reading the book, students will benefit from a foundational understanding of theories and models of both ethics and leadership, as well as a concrete view of what these theories and models look like in practice. Professors will benefit by having all these resources in one text, viewed through the lens of the Five Components of Leadership Model.

Striving to be both comprehensive and approachable, this book is an excellent resource for upper-level students studying leadership, especially those who are new to philosophy or ethics. It is inclusive enough to serve as a primary text or as a supplement for a well-rounded ethics or leadership course.
‘Some years ago, I taught ethics in a Masters program for future school administrators. If McManus’ text Ethical Leadership: A Primer had been available, I would have used it in a heartbeat! Topics herein include those around which I fashioned the course yet could find few readings framed within leadership studies. Contributors to this text have academic and applied backgrounds in leadership and organization studies, ethics, and philosophy. Once begun, it was hard to stop reading. Fitting for use with all levels of graduate students, and undergraduates, A Primer provides a humanistic foundation for those who teach and practice leadership.’
– JoAnn Danelo Barbour, Gonzaga University, US

‘As an ethicist, I'm always looking for new ways to help students make vivid and clear connections between ethical theories and the important decisions they will make in their lives and careers. In Ethical Leadership: A Primer, the authors take the incredibly useful five components model and use it to build a practical and approachable resource that will be indispensable for students, and for training the next generation of ethical leader.’
– Ben Vilhauer, The City College of New York, US
Contributors: J. Cervantes, A. Council, B.P. Dean, G.G. Enck, R.M. McManus, B.A. Pauchnik, A.K. Perry, S. Raible, M. Saleem-Tanner, P.H. Sarkaria, L. Sequeira, M. Sowcik, J.N. Thomas, S.C. Trainor, S. Varnon-Hughes, S.J. Ward








Contents:

Foreword
Gama Perruci

1. Introduction

2. Kantianism
Jeffrey Cervantes

3. Utilitarianism
Robert M. Mcmanus and Alexandra K. Perry

4. Virtue Ethics
Matthew Sowcik and Austin Council

5. Egoism
Gavin G. Enck, Beth A. Pauchnik, and Alexandra K. Perry

6. Universal Cultural Values
Stephanie Raible

7. Cultural Relativism
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes, Stanley J. Ward, and Alexandra K. Perry

8. Divine Command Theory
James N. Thomas

9. Social Contract Theory
Lavina Sequeira

10. Justice As Fairness
Alexandra K. Perry

11. The Common Good
Robert M. Mcmanus

12. Authentic Leadership
Phyllis Huckabee Sarkaria

13. Servant Leadership
Maribeth Saleem-Tanner

14. Followership
Stanley J. Ward

15. Transformational Leadership
Benjamin P. Dean

16. Adaptive Leadership
Stephen C. Trainor

17. Conclusion

Index