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This module is based on the hypothesis that moral exemplars make good--even excellent--leaders. It is a derived copy of a module published previously on moral exemplars. This module explored this topic as a gateway to virtue ethics and as an alternative to the big-news / bad news approach to business ethics. This derived copy adds three layers of content: (1) a brief discussion of business leadership taken from Petrick and Quinn's outstanding book, Management Ethics: Integrity at Work. Next, it adds a discussion of two historical figures, Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell. More was portrayed as a moral exemplar in Robert Bolt's play and the movie, A Man for All Seasons while Cromwell was his Machiavellian opponent. Recently, Hilary Mantel has reversed Bolt's assessment in her two books, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. Mantel's More is a religious fanatic while Cromwell, the central character in these novels, is presented as a humanitarian political administrator. An exercise based on these portrayals will provide an opportunity to examine whether there are multiple models or paradigms of moral exemplars. Finally, an attempt has been made to update and expand the list of moral exemplars available for study. Carmen Segarra (portrayed in This American Life), Sallie Krawcheck (profiled in the PBS Online News Hour), and Vandana Shiva (also portrayed in the News Hour) provide an interesting array of moral exemplar candidates for the modern scene. These layers built upon the core module on moral exemplars provide a resource ideal for integration into introductory business courses. Consistent with the past, this module originated as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779. It is also being deployed in the context of two more recent grants, GREAT IDEA (NSF/EESE 1033028) and Cultivating Responsible Well-Being in STEM (NSF SES 1449489)

Business leadership

First, consider an argument that is frequently made. Hitler was a bad--in fact a horrible--person. But he was a good leader. Even though he led in the wrong direction, toward the wrong goals, for the wrong reasons, he led effectively. He got things done. In other words, he was adept at devising effective and efficient means toward already determined ends.

The starting (and finishing) point of this module is that a business leader--or any other leader--cannot be a good leader without, at the same time, being a moral or ethical leader. To illustrate this point, we will look at the analysis of leadership given by Joseph A Petrick and John F. Quinn in their book, Management Ethics: Integrity at Work (Sage,1997: 210-214).

Petrick and Quinn provide the following definition of leadership: " Leading is the intended, coordinated, emergent and realized pattern of decision processes and actions that induce or influence the character and conduct of organizational members in appropriate directions by using appropriate resources. " (210) They proceed to unpack this definition by means of a series of useful lists (212).

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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