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The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership

To Lead Our Organizations in a Conscientious and Authentic Manner

Performance at all costs, productivity without regard to consequences, and a competitive work environment: these are the ethical factors discussed in The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership, which highlights issues in workplace culture while looking into a brighter future for labour ethics. Dr. Lyse Langlois maintains that an awareness of ethical decision-making in difficult situations will lead to the establishment of practices that encourage productive relationships between co-workers. Will the twenty-first century be marked as an era leading to a healthier work environment?

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert J. Starrett

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1         Modernity

An Instrumental Rationality

Paradigm Shift: Towards Postmodernity

In Search of an Authentic Rationality

Ethical Demands

Chapter 2         Ethical Leadership: The Anglo-Saxon Understanding

The Concept of Ethics

Ethical Leadership

Nurturing New Social Relationships

The Concept of Human Nature

Decision Making in the Exercise of Leadership

Models of Ethical Decision Making

Chapter 3         The TERA Model: Towards an Ethical, Authentic, and Responsible Trajectory

Three Fundamental Ethics: Critique, Justice, and Care

The TERA Process: Knowledge—Volition—Action

A Challenging but Necessary Interdependence

A Rising Level of Confidence

Towards Responsible Leadership

An Ethical Culture

Conclusion

Appendix: A Guide to Developing a Multidimensional Ethical Conscience

Bibliography

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