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The Quest For Moral Leaders

Essays on Leadership Ethics

(14th annual Kravis-de Roulet Leadership conference proceedings)

Edited by Joanne B. Ciulla, Terry L. Price and Susan E. Murphy

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The quest for moral leaders is both a personal quest that takes place in the hearts and minds of leaders and a pursuit by individuals, groups, organizations, communities and societies for leaders who are both ethical and effective. Two distinct factors make up the ethics of leadership different from its ethics of leadership different from the ethics of other individuals. The first is power – the way leaders exercise it and the temptations that come with it. The second is the moral relationship they have with followers and the range of people with whom they have moral relationships and obligations. In The Quest for Moral Leaders, the contributions explore how leaders themselves view their role, as well as the ways in which leadership functions within business, politics and society. The volume begins with chapters examining how religious beliefs and emotions color the way leaders make decisions. The second section covers how leaders think about morality, while the books, final chapters shift our attention to the function of leadership within organizations.