Leaders are in positional power throughout organizations

Leaders are in positional power throughout organizations.  Today’s news is full of stories in which corrupt leaders are engaged in a variety of ethical transgressions. An abuse of power has the potential to impact all organizational stakeholders.  So how do leaders rise above and establish themselves as ethical? Leaders must create and foster an environment in which everyone is treated with trust and mutual respect.  Leaders have an impact on how their followers behave and what they achieve individually and organizationally. Ethical leadership is a consistent commitment.

Outcomes:

Describe how different ethical perspectives guide decision making

Explain how leaders influence their ethics environment

Summarize the important issues around corporate social responsibility.

Include at least two recent events that have happened either locally or nationally.