Read Chapter 5, ?Values, Ethics, and Character? in our textbook. As you read, re?ect on how a leader can e?ectively in?uence an organization?s commitment to ethics, values, and moral behavior. In that chapter, the authors refer to the research of Rushworth Kidder, who identi?ed four ethical dilemmas that are common to our personal and organizational experience, including three principles for resolving ethical dilemmas.
From the Spring 2017 issue of The DeVoe Report, read the article on page 58 by Dr. Mark Brooker and Dr. Jeffrey Boyce, “Virtuous Leaders & Organizations.”
Review the article Making Business Virtuous.
You are encouraged to access the below questions, engage with the material, and assess your knowledge about Virtuous Business before moving on to instructions 6?9. This exercise is an opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of this as well as future assignments.
1. Would a virtuous leader question the morality of an existing or potential law?
2. Would a virtuous leader hire a lobbyist to delay or kill costly but morally and ethically appropriate legislation?
3. Would a virtuous leader violate virtuous principles, even if legal, when doing business in foreign countries?
4. How is Servant Leadership related to Virtuous Business?
Reflecting on the questions above, write a paper incorporating information from our textbook and the supplemental readings. Be sure to provide detailed explanations for your evaluations that demonstrate clear, insightful critical thinking.
a. Describe your personal experiences with one or more of the ethical dilemmas described by Kidder and how they were resolved or should have been resolved.
b. How can an ethical and values-driven corporate culture in?uence the e?ective outcome of ethical dilemmas, and what is the leader?s responsibility in developing that culture?
c. Provide at least two citations from the “Making Business Virtuous” white paper which support your explanation.