Joanne Ciulla’s Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition (PDF).
If leaders were defined by their influence on history, Adolf Hitler would be on par with Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, 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 nobler 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 others.
In Ethics, the Heart of Leadership, 3rd Edition, author Joanne B. 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 morality, charisma, 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.
Top academic scholars ponder the question of ethics as it pertains to all aspects of leadership in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
- Examines leadership across a variety of industries
- Reveals the roles that self-deception and deception play in exercising power
- Explains complex management models in easy-to-understand, accessible language
- Includes contributions from management theorists, philosophers, and industrial and organizational psychologists