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Understanding Ethical Business Leadership - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter on ethical business leadership are informative, fun, and engaging. Professional instructors review considerations that leaders must make regarding ethics. They also discuss how ethics are maintained in business when people are under pressure. By the end of the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Provide an example of ethical leadership
- Explain why ethical leadership skills are important
- Relate how abuse of power in leadership occurs
- Discuss conflicts of interest that happen in the workplace
- Outline ethical considerations of managers
- Explain how leadership style can affect ethics in an organization
Mobile-friendly and self-paced, the lessons in this chapter led by engaging instructors can help to ensure you understand ethical business leadership. You also have the option of taking a brief quiz that's available for each lesson. This gives you a chance to ensure you understand the concepts covered.
1. What is Ethical Leadership? - Definition & Examples
Ethical managers are valuable to an organization and are appreciated by their staff members. Learn what ethical leadership is and who some well-known ethical leaders are in this lesson.
2. Ethical Considerations of Leaders & Managers
Leaders and managers have different roles within an organization, but both are responsible for creating and maintaining a corporate culture of ethics. This lesson explores the individual skill sets and decision-making characteristic of each role.
3. The Importance of Ethical Leadership Skills
Ethical leadership is not only important because it leads to financial and strategic success for organizations, it's important because it's the right thing for the greater good. In this lesson, we'll discuss why ethical leadership is so critical.
4. Maintaining Business Ethics Under Pressure
Leaders within an organization are often called upon to find a delicate balance between acting ethically while still meeting their managerial obligations. This lesson explores ways to achieve that balance.
5. Abuse of Power in Leadership
In this lesson, we'll discuss the main types of abuses of power you might find in leadership in the workplace. We'll look at three types of abusers: the bully, the manipulator, and the predator.
6. Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace
This lesson defines the term conflict of interest. Then, you'll learn about numerous examples of conflicts of interest in the workplace and the harm they may cause.
7. Leadership Style & Its Impact on Ethics in Organization
Are ethical leaders born or made? How do leadership styles affect ethical decision-making? In this lesson you'll learn the answers to these questions along with a few examples.
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Other chapters within the DSST Business Ethics and Society: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Ethics in Business
- Foundational Ethical Theories for Business
- Social Responsibilities of a Business
- Government Regulation of Business
- The Relationship Between Employer & Employees
- Ethical Issues in the Workplace
- The Ethics of Labor Relations
- The Ethics of Advertising & Marketing
- The Ethics of Privacy in Business
- Ethics in International Business
- Corporations & Stakeholders
- Global Business & Environmental Ethics
- Business, Government & Society
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Business Ethics and Society Flashcards