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Moral Leadership. The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment and Policy. J-B Warren Bennis Series

  • ID: 2214763
  • Book
  • June 2006
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Moral Leadership

"The role of ethics in the conduct of business, the professions, and politics is very properly receiving increased attention in a world characterized by relations among distant and disparate agents. This pushes to the forefront the moral obligations of leaders. This book draws together the leading analysts of moral leadership, and the many aspects of moral leadership are synthesized in a masterful introduction by the editor."
Kenneth J. Arrow, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and professor of operations research, Stanford University; winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

"Deborah Rhode and colleagues take aim at the vacuous platitudes that pass for moral insight in much of today′s writing on leadership. Anyone with a serious interest in moral leadership will appreciate this headlong dive into its complexities and challenges."
Lynn Sharp Paine, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; author, Value Shift

"I′am struck by the ability of this collection to tell us ′about aspects of human behavior that are surprises to most′ of us and aid our understanding of moral leadership."
Max H. Bazerman, Straus Professor, Harvard Business School; author, Predictable Surprises and Judgments in Managerial Decision Making

"An unusually sophisticated and informative analysis of the ′formidable challenge of promoting ethical leadership in organizations.′ It deserves to be widely read by both those who teach and study ethics, and those who aspire to lead?and create more responsible organizations."
David Vogel, Solomon L. Lee Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; author, The Market for Virtue

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Introduction: Where Is the Leadership in Moral Leadership? (Deborah L. Rhode).

Part One: Ethical Judgment.

1. Making Sense of Moral Meltdowns (David Luban).

2. Three Practical Challenges of Moral Leadership (Joshua Margolis, Andrew Molinsky).

3. Ethical Judgment and Moral Leadership: Three Barriers (David Messick).

4. Morals for Public Officials (Russell Hardin).

Part Two: The Psychology of Power.

5. The Psychology of Power: To the Person? To the Situation? To the System? (Philip G. Zimbardo).

6. Taming Power (David G. Winter).

7. Power and Moral Leadership (Dacher Keltner, Carrie A. Langner, Maria Logli Allison).

Part Three: Self–Sacrifice and Self–Interest.

8. Orchestrating Prosocial Motives (C. Daniel Batson).

9. Self–Sacrifice and Self–Interest: Do Ethical Values Shape Behavior in Organizational Settings? (Tom R. Tyler).

Part Four: Serving the Public Through the Public Sector: Accountability of Nonprofit Organizations.

10. Strategic Philanthropy and Its Malcontents (Paul Brest).

11. Ethics and Philanthropy (Bruce Sievers).

Part Five: Moral Leadership: Perspectives and Implications.

12. Exercising Moral Courage: A Developmental Agenda (Linda A. Hill).

13. Perspectives on Global Moral Leadership (Kirk O. Hanson).



About the Authors.


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Deborah L. Rhode
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