The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership

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. Langlois maintains that an enhanced awareness of the process 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? The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership aims to serve those in human resource management and those concerned with practical work ethic.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Contents 10
Foreword by Robert J. Starratt 12
Preface and Acknowledgements 14
Introduction 18
Chapter 1. Modernity 22
An Instrumental Rationality 22
Paradigm Shift: Towards Postmodernity 24
In Search of an Authentic Rationality 34
Ethical Demands 43
Chapter 2. Ethical Leadership: The Anglo-Saxon Understanding 48
The Concept of Ethics 49
Ethical Leadership 51
Nurturing New Social Relationships 52
The Concept of Human Nature 57
Decision Making in the Exercise of Leadership 62
Models of Ethical Decision Making 69
Chapter 3: The TERA Model: Towards an Ethical, Responsible, and Authentic Trajectory 76
Moral Dilemma 79
Three Fundamental Ethics: Critique, Justice, and Care 82
The TERA Process: Knowledge—Volition—Action 93
A Challenging but Necessary Interdependence 102
A Rising Level of Confidence 104
Towards Responsible Leadership 108
An Ethical Culture 110
Conclusion 116
Appendix: TERA—A Guide to Developing a Multidimensional Ethical Conscience 122
References 128