The call for our schools and universities to develop ethical leaders has never been stronger. This volume offers new approaches to equipping our student leaders with the skills, competencies, and courage to act in an ethical manner, even in the face of peer pressure, tradition, or convention. Each chapter includes:
- Ideas and strategies to help student leaders become more ethically fit
- Ways to challenge students to pursue what is ethical and right rather than simply avoiding what is wrong or illegal
- Examples of words, phrases, and red flag situations, along with effective responses, that can be practiced and taught
- Six different leadership models to help understand the dynamics and potentials of ethics–related leadership
New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.
1. Inspiring and Equipping Students to Be Ethical Leaders 5Arthur J. Schwartz
This chapter describes the behaviors of the ethical leader and the reasons why student leaders do not always act ethically.
2. Building Moral Strength: Bridging the Moral Judgment Action Gap 17Patrick J. Sweeney, Matthew W. Imboden, Sean T. Hannah
The different motivational forces that enable students to act on their moral judgments are explored in this chapter.
3. Learning About Ethical Leadership Through the Giving Voice to Values Curriculum 35Mary C. Gentile
This chapter explores how one approach to integrating ethics and leadership has been used in educational settings across the globe.
4. At What Age Should We Begin Developing Ethical Leaders? 49Marin Burton, Christopher A. Ward, Colleen Ramsden
A partnership between the Center for Creative Leadership and an independent school has been established to intentionally develop the citizen–leadership skills of students frompre–K through the 12th grade.
5. When Leading With Integrity Goes Well: Integrating the Mind, Body, and Heart 61Nance Lucas
This chapter explores why the practice of mindfulness is critical to making ethical decisions.
6. Making Moral Mistakes: What Ethical Failure Can Teach Students About Life and Leadership 71Jon C. Dalton
This chapter examines why leaders sometimes fail to live up to their own ethical standards by offering a personal example.
7. A Critical Review of Theories and Measures of Ethics–Related Leadership 81Weichun Zhu, Xiaoming Zheng, Ronald E. Riggio, Xi Zhang
The similarities and differences between various models and measures of ethical leadership are examined in this chapter.