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    "culpably negligent leading"

  • "absence of explicitly intended leadership vision"
  • "inefficiently coordinated leadership style matches"
  • "leading that is rigidly unresponsive to emergent contingencies"
  • "inadequately realized leadership opportunities"
  • "unintegrated patterns of leadership processes and actions"
  • "leading that misdirects core business processes"
  • "leadership that persists in disrespecting people"
  • Consider some of the key words in this list as well as their opposites: vision, inefficiency (efficiency), unresponsiveness (responsiveness), unintegrated (integrated), misdirection (direction), and disrespecting (respecting). This negative list implies a positive list that includes values and virtues. Good leadership here is morally good leadership because it includes vision, integrity (integrating " processes and actions ")responsiveness (and taking responsibility), and respect, especially respect for owners, customers, and employees.

The table just below compares a list of leadership traits identified by Petrick and Quinn with a list of engineering ethical virtues identified by Pritchard and Jaska. There are many values in common such as creativity, cooperativeness, persistence, and integrity. One important discrepancy: while the engineering list includes "willingness to sacrifice self-interest" there is no reference to this in the business list. (In fact, much of the research in business in academia assumes that humans necessarily act on the basis of self-interest; their actions can be predicted on the basis of assuming that they are rational self-interest maximizers.) There are also differences in emphasis; compare ambition to "not being too ambitious" and think about the subtle difference expressed here. (See Pritchard, M. (1998). “Professional Responsibility: Focusing on the Exemplary.” Science and Engineering Ethics, Volume 4, Issue 2: 215-233.)

Petrick and Quinn (212) set forth a list of positive leadership traits. These are compared to engineering ethics virtues that have been identified by Pritchard and Jaska.
List 2: positive leadership traits
Petrick and Quinn Business leadership traits Pritchard and Jaska: Engineering Ethical Virtues
Intelligence Tolerance of stress Integrity Perseverance
Knowledge Tolerance of stress Honesty Creative Engineering Imagination
Emotional stability Personal Integrity Cooperativeness Willingness to sacrifice self-interest
Adaptability Resourcefulness Courage Not being too ambitions
Alertness Ambition Ability to communicate Caring about engineering per-se
Assertiveness Achievement-oriented Habit of documenting Macroscopic vision (as well as microscopic vision)
Decisive judgment Cooperativeness Openness to correction Civic-mindedness
Energetic Dependability cooperativeness Competence
Persistence Dominance Willingness to compromise Commitment to quality
Self-confidence Willingness to assume responsibility

Pritchard and Jaska’s list came about when they asked morally exemplary engineers to list the traits they would look for were they conducting a job search for hiring engineers for newly opening positions. (A certain degree of modesty or humility prevented those engineers interviewed from attributing these traits to themselves.) Now, think about the following questions. What traits do business leaders and morally exemplary engineers have in common? What traits lay out their differences? Why would engineers and business leaders have certain traits in common? What new skills do engineers have to learn in order to become successful business managers?

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
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
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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