Ethical Decisions and the Peter Principle Essay by JPWrite

Ethical Decisions and the Peter Principle
An essay on how individuals accede to high positions within an organization according to the Peter Principle.
# 63973 | 2,518 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2006 in Political Science (General) , Business (General)

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This paper defines and uses the Peter Principle to discuss how individuals can achieve high levels within an organization and focuses, in particular, on President George Bush and how he was able to arrive at the Presidency of the United States. The paper focuses on the President's shortcomings and explains how the Peter Principle applies to his leadership as well as to the leadership of people in any type of organization including clothing or shoe manufacturers.

From the Paper:

"The discussion of Top Corporate Executives in terms of ontology or their human nature as applied to ethics can only be a discussion of consequential behaviorism. The branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature of being is what ontology represents. Therefore by definition no Top Corporate Executive, based upon the "Peter Principle," can be considered in any way, shape or form to claim the title of "Being," human or otherwise. Her or she has reached the pinnacle of the diametric opposite in point of fact."

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