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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).

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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