Some people become leaders because they develop or possess certain talents and dispositions, charisma, or passions, or because of their wealth, military might, job title, or family name. Others lead because they possess great minds and ideas or they tell compelling stories. And then there are those who stumble into leadership because of the times they live in or the circumstances in which they find themselves. No matter how people become leaders, no one is a leader without willing followers.

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The chapters in this book explore the ethical dynamics between leaders and followers in business and in society as a whole. They argue that power and authority in today's world stem not from position or coercion, but from trust, commitment, and values shared with those who are led.

The authors raise important questions such as: How do people give and get trust? What roles do deception and self-deception play in giving and receiving power?

The reader will gain a better understanding of the complex moral interaction of leaders and followers and why healthy moral relationships between leaders and followers are central to effective leadership. Practitioners, academics, and students will find this passionate collection invaluable in understanding the exciting and often controversial field of leadership and ethics.

Good read. Helps to quickly understand ethics and morality fundamentals. She has published extensively in the areas of leadership studies, business ethics, and philosophy of work. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership Joanne B. Joanne B.


Ethics, the Heart of Leadership

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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. Ethics, the Heart of Leadership. 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.

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