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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership
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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership
Casting Light or Shadow

Seventh Edition
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January 2020 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethics is at the heart of leadership. Leaders must make every effort to make ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The Seventh Edition of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Bestselling author Craig E. Johnson takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make ethical decisions, lead with integrity, and create an ethical culture. Packed with dozens of 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?

 
DIGITAL RESOURCES

 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
INTRODUCTION
LEADERS: THE NEWS ISN’T ALL BAD

 
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 In and 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. 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

 
ETHICAL LEADERSHIP: MORAL PERSONS AND MORAL MANAGERS

 
 
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

 
GROUP LEADERSHIP FOR THE COMMON GOOD

 
 
CHAPTER 10. Creating an Ethical, Inclusive Organizational Climate
WHAT’S AHEAD

 
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 Resource Site
edge.sagepub.com/johnsonmecl7e 
  
Instructor Teaching Site (Password Protected)

SAGE Edge for Instructors, supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students. 
  • 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
Student Study Site (Open Access)

SAGE Edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.
  • 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.
 

Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership provides a multi-dimensional, evidence-based, approach to ethics leadership illuminating alternative perspectives and providing insights into various worldviews within the context of Parker Palmer’s metaphor. Each chapter applies various evidence-based frameworks for evaluating, interpreting, understanding, communicating and connecting with a diverse learners and knowers. The text aids in providing the context for cultivating ethics leadership and scholarship as a lifelong learner.”

John Aldridge
Colorado Christian University

“A practical guide to taking ethical theory and applying that theory to personal and organizational character to make ethics foundational to decision making.”

David L. Cook
Judson University

“This book provides a unique approach to leadership ethics by contrasting how leaders can use their power and influence for good or evil. It is easy to read and understand. It is relevant for any discussion about leadership. The tools such as case studies and self-assessments are valuable in the classroom.”

Mark Evans
Piedmont International University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • 31 new case studies including new cases on sexual harassment at Nike, Chef José Andrés, the Thai soccer team rescue, Hurricane Maria, Harvey Weinstein, and 3D guns. 
  • 7 new self-assessments including self-assessments on resilience, climate for inclusion-exclusion, moral attentiveness, and narcissism. 
  • New and expanded coverage of toxic leadership, macroaggressions, inclusion, and moral resilience.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Real-world examples and case studies from a wide range of industries including business, medicine, sports, law enforcement, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and the military. 
  • Implications and Applications review key concepts and their implications.  
  • For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessment encourages students to engage and apply content through brainstorming exercises, small-group discussions, debates, self-reflection, and research projects.
 

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