Leadership ethics : An Introduction

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Leadership ethics : An Introduction

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Are leaders morally special? Is there something ethically distinctive about the relationship between leaders and followers? Should leaders do whatever it takes to achieve group goals? Leadership Ethics uses moral theory, as well as empirical research in psychology, to evaluate the reasons everyday leaders give to justify breaking the rules. Written for academics, practitioners, and students without a background in philosophy, it introduces readers to the moral theories that are relevant to leadership ethics: relativism, amoralism, egoism, virtue ethics, social contract theory, situation ethics, communitarianism, and cosmopolitan theories such as utilitarianism and transformational leadership. Unlike many introductory texts, the book does more than simply acquaint readers with different approaches to leadership ethics. It defends the Kantian view that everyday leaders are not justified in breaking the moral rules.

ISBN

9780521875837

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

Cambridge; New York

Keywords

leadership, ethics, moral theory

School

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Leadership Studies

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Read online the introduction to Leadership Ethics: An Introduction.

Leadership Ethics: An Introduction
by Terry L. Price. Copyright © 2008 Terry L. Price. Introduction reproduced with the permission of Cambridge University Press. No reproduction of any part of this material may take place without written consent.

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