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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership
Casting Light or Shadow

Sixth Edition

Courses:
Leadership

© 2018 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Ethics is at the heart of leadership. All leaders assume ethical burdens and must make every effort to make informed ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The Sixth Edition of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Author Craig E. Johnson takes a multidisciplinary approach to leadership ethics, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make moral decisions, lead in a moral manner, and create an ethical culture. Packed with real-world case studies, examples, self-assessments, and applications, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities.

 
PREFACE
KEY FEATURES  
WHAT’S NEW TO THIS EDITION?  
ANCILLARIES  
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
INTRODUCTION
LEADERS: THE BAD NEWS AND THE GOOD NEWS  
DEFINING TERMS  
OVERVIEW OF THE BOOK  
 
PART I. THE SHADOW SIDE OF LEADERSHIP
 
CHAPTER 1. The Leader’s Light or Shadow
WHAT’S AHEAD  
A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE/THE DARK SIDE OF LEADERSHIP  
THE LEADER’S SHADOWS  
 
CHAPTER 2. Stepping Out of the Shadows
WHAT’S AHEAD  
SHADOW CASTERS  
STEPPING OUT OF THE SHADOWS  
 
PART II. LOOKING INWARD
 
CHAPTER 3. The Leader’s Character
WHAT’S AHEAD  
ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER  
CHARACTER BUILDING  
 
CHAPTER 4. Combating Evil
WHAT’S AHEAD  
THE FACES OF EVIL  
FACING EVIL  
MAKING A CASE FOR FORGIVENESS  
SPIRITUALITY AND LEADERSHIP  
 
PART III. ETHICAL STANDARDS AND STRATEGIES
 
CHAPTER 5. General Ethical Perspectives
WHAT’S AHEAD  
UTILITARIANISM: DO THE GREATEST GOOD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE  
KANT’S CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE: DO WHAT’S RIGHT NO MATTER THE COST  
JUSTICE AS FAIRNESS: GUARANTEEING EQUAL RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES BEHIND THE VEIL OF IGNORANCE  
PRAGMATISM: ETHICS AS INQUIRY  
ALTRUISM: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR  
 
CHAPTER 6. Ethical Decision Making and Behavior
WHAT’S AHEAD  
ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: A DUAL PROCESS APPROACH  
COMPONENTS OF MORAL ACTION  
DECISION-MAKING FORMATS  
 
CHAPTER 7. Exercising Ethical Influence
WHAT’S AHEAD  
ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFLUENCE  
RESISTING INFLUENCE  
 
CHAPTER 8. Normative Leadership Theories
WHAT’S AHEAD  
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP: RAISING THE ETHICAL BAR  
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: PUT THE NEEDS OF FOLLOWERS FIRST  
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP: KNOW YOURSELF AND TO YOUR OWN SELF BE TRUE  
AESTHETIC (BEAUTIFUL) LEADERSHIP  
RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: PROMOTING GLOBAL GOOD THROUGH ETHICAL RELATIONSHIPS  
TAOISM: LEAD NATURE’S WAY  
 
PART IV. SHAPING ETHICAL CONTEXTS
 
CHAPTER 9. Building an Ethical Small Group
WHAT’S AHEAD  
THE LEADER AND THE SMALL GROUP  
FOSTERING INDIVIDUAL ETHICAL ACCOUNTABILITY  
PROMOTING ETHICAL GROUP INTERACTION  
AVOIDING MORAL PITFALLS  
ESTABLISHING ETHICAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER GROUPS  
 
CHAPTER 10. Creating an Ethical Organizational Climate
WHAT’S AHEAD  
THE LEADER AS ETHICS OFFICER  
ETHICAL CLIMATES  
SIGNS OF HEALTHY ETHICAL CLIMATES  
CLIMATE-BUILDING TOOLS  
 
CHAPTER 11. Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership in a Global Society
WHAT’S AHEAD  
THE DARK SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION  
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND ETHICAL VALUES  
FACING THE CHALLENGES  
 
CHAPTER 12. Ethical Crisis Leadership
WHAT’S AHEAD  
CRISIS: AN OVERVIEW  
COMPONENTS OF ETHICAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT  
THE ETHICAL DEMANDS OF EXTREME LEADERSHIP  
 
EPILOGUE
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Teaching notes for cases are designed for instructors to expand questions to students, or initiate class discussion.
  • An instructor manual by author Craig E. Johnson includes teaching strategies, assignments, and projects.
  • Sample course syllabi provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site features:

  • EXCLUSIVE access to selected full-text SAGE journal articles for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

“Craig Johnson's book is timely, thought provoking, user friendly, and provides information that is practical for today's professional administrator in training or for those already in the field.”

Dr. LaVonne Williams-Fedynich
Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership challenges students to address the critical foundation of leadership…their character…and to do so in the context of their organization and a global society.”

Dr. David L. Cook
Judson University

“This text is current and cutting edge – a solid read that could spur students to voluntarily further their knowledge on the ethical challenges we face in the broad field of business.”

E. Lynn Addison
Brewton-Parker College

“This is a powerful and complete text that covers the ethical challenges of leadership, and the best ways for leaders to deal with these challenges. This is a must-have text for any course that includes ethics and leadership.”

Dr. Cheryl L. Evans
University of Central Oklahoma
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • A new chapter on exercising leader influence introduces readers to the ethical issues surrounding four sets of important leader influence tools: compliance-gaining, the communication of expectations, argumentation, and negotiation.
  • 17 new case studies based on contemporary stories including Malala Youzarif, Bill Cosby, Volkswagen, Jared Roth (Subway), the National Football League, Amazon, and the Flint Michigan water crisis.
  • New and expanded coverage of key topics such as leader hypocrisy, moral identity, duty orientation, character development, ethical decision-making formats, ethics of virtual teams, corporate citizenship, ethical socialization, ethical followership, and organizational resilience.
  • New self-assessments related to narcissism, apology, altruism, duty orientation, argumentation, negotiation, social loafing, moral foundations theory, and corporate Samaritans.

KEY FEATURES

  • Examples and Case Studies from a wide variety of settings such as business, medicine, sports, law enforcement, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and the military encourage readers to reflect on key ethics issues and concepts and to apply what they have learned from the preceding chapters to these narratives.
  • Two self-assessments found at the end of each chapter help readers measure their performance with respect to important behaviors, skills, or concepts discussed in the chapters.
  • Focus on Follower Ethics boxes in each chapter help readers recognize and master the ethical demands of the follower role.
  • Implications and Applications found immediately after the body of each chapter review key ideas and their ramifications for readers.
  • For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment encourages interaction with chapter content through activities such as brainstorming exercises, small-group discussions, conversational dyads, debates, self-analysis, personal reflection, and application and research projects.

Sample Materials & Chapters

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