Ch 2: Understanding Ethical Business Leadership

About This Chapter

Quickly improve your understanding of ethical business leadership, such as conflicts of interest in the workplace and abuse of power. If you are prepping for an exam or class discussion, these lessons and quizzes can increase your confidence by testing your knowledge of the topics ahead of time.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Understanding Ethical Business Leadership
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Ethical Leadership? - Definition & Examples

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.

Ethical Considerations of Leaders & Managers

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.

The Importance of Ethical Leadership Skills

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.

Maintaining Business Ethics Under Pressure

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.

Abuse of Power in Leadership

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.

Conflicts of Interest in the Workplace

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.

Leadership Style & Its Impact on Ethics in Organization

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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