To act or not to act : this is John's dilemma

Ehrich, Lisa C., Kimber, Megan, & Cranston, Neil (2011) To act or not to act : this is John's dilemma. In Mueller, J. & Warrick, D.D. (Eds.) Learning from Real World Cases : Lessons in Leadership. RossiSmith Academic Publishing Ltd, Oxford, pp. 67-70.

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Abstract

The case proposes an ethical dilemma that a Public Service Director faces that could affect his career, the career of his boss, and the career of the governor of a state. There is a strong need for ethical leaders in this changing global organization world where the headlines are filled with stories of private sector and public sector leaders who have made serious ethical and moral compromises. It is easy to follow ethical leaders who you can count on to do what is right and difficult to follow those who will do what is expedient or personally beneficial. However, ethical leadership is not always black and white as this case will portray. Difficult decisions must be made where it may not always be clear what to do. The names in the case have been changed although the situation is a real one.

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ID Code: 48788
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: ethics, ethical dilemmas, values, integrity
ISBN: 9780986459733
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 RossiSmith Academic Publishing Ltd
Deposited On: 21 Feb 2012 22:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 09:42

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