Ethics and Organizational Leadership: Developing a Normative Model

Hardcover | May 28, 2011

byMick Fryer

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Much has been written about leadership during the last eighty years, but little attention has been paid to leadership's ethical dimension. This book sets out to redress the balance and develop an understanding of what comprises ethical leadership in organizations.The book explores ideas from leadership theory, moral philosophy, and empirical research in order to discuss themes within leadership ethicality and related moral challenges. It suggests that the route to moral leadership lies in capitalizing on the moral upsides of these themes whilst avoidingtheir corresponding downsides. Whilst the book advocates a consultative rather than directive leadership style as best placed to achieve this, it also argues that, in meeting these normative criteria, leaders need to go further than the superficial, contingent prescriptions for democraticresponsiveness that suffuse leadership and management theory. The book envisages what such leadership might look like and reflects on the chances of such a model being realized in contemporary, Western organizations.

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Much has been written about leadership during the last eighty years, but little attention has been paid to leadership's ethical dimension. This book sets out to redress the balance and develop an understanding of what comprises ethical leadership in organizations.The book explores ideas from leadership theory, moral philosophy, and emp...

After studying philosophy as an undergraduate, Mick Fryer worked for 25 years in the private sector as a senior manager and director. He returned to part-time academic study in 1998, initially to complete an MBA. He then undertook a PhD in organizational leadership and ethics. Mick now lectures in Business Ethics and Corporate Social ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: Leadership Literature and Ethics1. A Review of the Leadership LiteraturePart II: Moral Philosophy and Leadership2. Principle-based Ethics and Leadership3. Existentialism and Leadership4. Intersubjectivist Theory and LeadershipPart III: Empirical Research5. Identifying Three Ideal Types6. Exploring Consistency, Authenticity, and Facilitation7. Considering some Moral Concerns with LeadershipConclusion