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Ethics, Values, and Social Responsibility
Identify at least three ethical dilemmas that a leader must contend with in order to meet the values and code of ethics of an organization. Discuss the relevant theory behind these dilemmas.
There are many schools of thought on the definition of leadership. Leadership may be defined as the ability and special penchant to create an arousal that inspires others to achieve their personal and organizational goals. This happens through a leader’s affluence to transfer something of intrinsic value to the follower. If a leader has nothing of value to offer, then they are just in a leadership position in name only (this is echoed by Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee (2002) who stated that great leaders move us and inspire the best in us). Northouse (2004) defines leadership as the process where an individual influences others to achieve a common goal. Further, Jones (1995) states that great leaders inspire themselves in the process of inspiring others. In the U.S. Army, leadership is defined as influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization (Army Leadership, 1999). Leadership may have different meanings to different people in different settings. In fact, Bennis (2003) compared leadership to beauty by stating that it is difficult to define, but you know it when you see it.
Provide an historical examination of leadership over the past decades. Choose at least two particular perspectives that have changed your outlook on leadership. Discuss 2-3 key axioms of leadership, 2-3 challenges faced by leaders, and 3-5 key characteristics one expects to find in a leader.