Price, Terry L., 1966-

Leadership ethics : an introduction / Terry L. Price. - Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. - xi, 252 p. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-242) and index.

Part I: Leader-centric approaches -- Relativism and exceptionalism -- Reason and amoralism -- Power and self-interest -- Traits and virtues -- Part II: Group-centric approaches -- Permission and consent -- Situations and circumstances -- Membership and moral particularity -- The greater good -- Everyday leadership ethics.

"Are leaders morally special? Is there something ethically distinctive about the relationship between leaders and followers? Should leaders do whatever it takes to achieve group goals?" "Leadership Ethics draws on both moral theory and empirical research in psychology to evaluate the reasons everyday leaders give to justify breaking the rules. Written for people without a background in philosophy, it introduces readers to the moral theories that are relevant to leadership ethics: relativism, amoralism, egoism, virtue ethics, social contract theory, situation ethics, communitarianism, and cosmopolitan theories such as utilitarianism and transformational leadership." "Unlike many introductory texts, Leadership Ethics does more than simply acquaint readers with different approaches to leadership ethics. It defends the Kantian view that everyday leaders are not justified in breaking the moral rules."--Jacket.

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