Ethics, the Heart of Leadership

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Joanne B. Ciulla
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Business & Economics - 205 pages
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The study of ethics and leadership can be traced back to Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks. Against the backdrop of corporate, political, and religious scandal, a contemporary examination of the complex and subtle relationships between ethics and leadership could not be more timely. In this updated and expanded edition of Ethics, The Heart of Leadership, Joanne Ciulla presents a unique collection of essays by philosophers, leadership scholars with backgrounds in industrial and organizational psychology, and management theorists. The authors tackle such profound questions as: How do leaders motivate followers to achieve their goals? What is the moral relationship between leaders and followers? Are ethical leaders driven by self-interest or altruism? What is the ethical value of a leader's accomplishments? Do their actions serve the greatest good? Featuring new essays by Bruce Avolio and Edwin Locke, Terry Price, Bernie Bass and Paul Steidlmeier, and a foreword by James MacGregor Burns, Ethics, The Heart of Leadership probes what the answers to these questions mean for today's leaders, offering hands-on insights into the ethical dynamics that make the heart of leadership tick.

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JOANNE B. CIULLA is a founding member, Professor, and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond. She has also held the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordon, and academic appointments at La Salle University, Harvard Business School, and Wharton. In 2003 she received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education. Her books include The Working Life, The Ethics of Leadership, and Honest Work. Author of numerous articles on business ethics and leadership, she serves on the editorial boards of The Business Ethics Quarterly and The Encyclopedia of Leadership Studies and on the board of directors of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation. Professor Ciulla lectures and consults with universities, businesses, and government agencies in the United States and around the world.

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