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This paper looks at the ethics of business leaders and answers questions as to how the intelligence of leaders relates to ethical conduct and how ethical behavior among leaders can be rewarded. It also discusses whether business leaders have become more ethical since the Enron disaster. It also looks at how much influence a leader has in developing an ethical culture among the members of an organization.
From the Paper:''The concept of ethics in a business-related context is no different than what constitutes good morals or ethics in individuals. Lussier Achua (2013) define ethics as "the standards of right and wrong that influence behaviour" (p. 371). As organizations are classified as living entities, the leaders that partake in business are in reality an extension of the ethics that should be portrayed in any given business. This paper will attempt to answer questions regarding leaders and their ethical behaviour. Questions such as: Does intelligence of leaders relate to ethical conduct? How, if at all, can ethical behaviour among leaders be rewarded? Are business leaders more ethical in the post-Enron era? Finally, how much influence does a leader have in developing an ethical culture among the members of an organization?
''According to Maulding et al., (2012), there is a view that emotional intelligence contributes to other positive characteristics of leaders.''
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2013). Leadership: Theory, application, skill development (5th ed.). Mason OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. ISBN 9781111827076
- Maulding, W.S., Peters, G. B., Roberts, J., Leonard, E., & Sparkman, L. (2012), Emotional Intelligence & Resilience as Predicators of Leadership in School Administrators - (Journal of Leadership Studies V.5 Issue 4)
- Toor, S., Ofori, G. (2009) Ethical Leadership: Examining the Relationships with Full Range Leadership Model, Employee Outcomes, and Organizational Culture (Journal of Business Ethics (2009) 90:533-547 DOI 10.1007/s10551-009-0059-3)
- Baucus, M. S. Beck-Dudley, C. L (2005), Designing Ethical Organizations: Avoiding the Long-Term Negative Effects of Rewards and Punishments (Journal of Business Ethics - 56: 355-370, 2005)
- Johnson, C., (2003), Enron's Ethical Collapse: Lessons for Leadership Educators (Journal of Leadership Education Vol. 2, Issue 1 - Department of Communication George Fox University)
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