The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership
128 pages, 5 1/2 x 9
Release Date:01 Feb 2011

The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership

To Lead Our Organizations in a Conscientious and Authentic Manner

Athabasca University Press
Performance at all costs, productivity without regard to consequences, and a competitive work environment: these are the ethical factors discussed in The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership, which highlights issues in workplace culture while looking into a brighter future for labour ethics. Dr. Lyse Langlois maintains that an enhanced awareness of the process of ethical decision making in difficult situations will lead to the establishment of practices that encourage productive relationships between co-workers. Will the twenty-first century be marked as an era leading to a healthier work environment? The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership aims to serve those in human resource management and those concerned with practical work ethic.

The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership aims to serve those in human resource management and those concerned with practical work ethic.

Dr. Lyse Langlois is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial Relations at Université Laval, with a focus on leadership and workplace ethics. She is a member of the Inter-University Research Centre on Globalization and Work and the Institut d’éthique appliquée at Université Laval. She also sits on the Board of Trustees for the Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics at Pennsylvania State University.

Foreword by Robert J. Starrett

Preface and Acknowledgements



Chapter 1         Modernity

An Instrumental Rationality

Paradigm Shift: Towards Postmodernity

In Search of an Authentic Rationality

Ethical Demands


Chapter 2         Ethical Leadership: The Anglo-Saxon Understanding

The Concept of Ethics

Ethical Leadership

Nurturing New Social Relationships

The Concept of Human Nature

Decision Making in the Exercise of Leadership

Models of Ethical Decision Making


Chapter 3         The TERA Model: Towards an Ethical, Authentic, and Responsible Trajectory

Three Fundamental Ethics: Critique, Justice, and Care

The TERA Process: Knowledge—Volition—Action

A Challenging but Necessary Interdependence

A Rising Level of Confidence

Towards Responsible Leadership

An Ethical Culture



Appendix: A Guide to Developing a Multidimensional Ethical Conscience

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