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TheEthical Leader

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Includes international and high profile case studies and examples - American, European and Asian ... Read More

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Includes international and high profile case studies and examples - American, European and Asian examples will be used throughout.The book is written to be highly practical and immediately implementable, as well as provide complimentary reading and support to the growing number of ethics modules on business courses around the world.Ethical business practice is constantly in the media as a result of high-profile scandals eg. Volkswagen combined with an overall global movement towards corporate social responsibility and transparency.Morgen is a regular contributor to the FT and is a popular speaker for a wide variety of clients.MORGEN WITZEL has taught business ethics at numerous universities and business schools, including for many years on the MBA Programme at the University of Exeter Business School, where he is also a Fellow of the Exeter Centre for Leadership. He has also worked with some highly ethical and values-driven organizations, and is a popular speaker on management issues for a wide variety of clients across many sectors, including Rabobank, Shell, and the Federation of Small Businesses.The Ethical Leader showcases the necessity and practicality of using an ethics-based business model for competitive advantage and long-term organizational success. Ethical behaviour by businesses, or their staff, is often seen as the corporate and social responsibility icing on an organizational cake - something that is nice to do but never really essential. But by turning this view around - and making ethical behaviour a primary focus - Witzel shows how businesses can create and maintain long-term competitive advantage. Trust and respect among key stakeholder groups, particularly employees and customers, cannot be overstated in their importance to an organization's success: trust engenders loyalty and good reputation, which in turn builds brand value. However, while ethical behaviour is key to trust-building, in order for an organization to see lasting, positive outcomes it needs to go deeper than something managers do out of a sense of moral duty. The Ethical Leader shows why ethical practice has to be the platform on which a strong and enduring business can be built, and leaders and managers need to provide the necessary tools and insights to enable this to happen. Witzel offers a practical introduction to some of the key concepts in ethics, including how to deal with ethical paradoxes and making ethical decisions. The book explores the specifics of what makes an ethical leader, and how leaders can communicate values and standards across an organization in order to engage the trust of employees, consumers, shareholders and the wider community.The Ethical Leader showcases the necessity and practicality of using an ethics-based business model for competitive advantage and long-term organizational success.1. Introduction 2. The Ethical Value Chain 3. Ethics 101 4. Don't Break It, Make It - focuses on the law and how to make it work for your business 5. In You We Trust: Treating Customers Right 6. The Source of Our Prosperity: Treating Employees Fairly 7. Virtue and Wealth: Treating the Community Fairly 8. Ethical Decision-Making in Practice 9. Doing It - the final chapter sums up the key lessons and offers recommendations for an action plan that managers can put into practice at onceWitzel [.] breaks this hefty subject down into manageable chunks and examines not only what ethics is but how a leader can turn ethical principles into value.Scarcely a day passes without the news of some scandal in business, sport or charities breaking - demonstrating the real need to improve ethical leadership in today's world. In this important book, Morgen Witzel brings his prodigious experience to bear on this complicated topic. He reviews what has been written and, with an enormous range of practical case study examples, shows how ethical leadership should lead to value creation. It is a must-read for leaders of any organization anywhere.Witzel invites the reader into a friendly conversation about leadership ethics in business that is both grounded in ethical theory and illustrated by real cases. His book helps students and practitioners tackle some of the ethical challenges of leadership.In a sea of leadership books, Morgen Witzel has provided a stand-out insight into a reason for ethical leadership behaviour to be a major contributor to longterm business success. By placing value over profit as the performance indicator of business, he demonstrates that persistent consumer engagement with specific businesses is heavily influenced by ethical behaviours, which add value to products, services, internal management, the workforce and partner relationships. This is a highly enjoyable book to read, full of case studies that make the point that 'ethics makes you money.'This is the book I have been looking for: a clear and unambiguous explanation of ethics in practice, yet never simplistic, and always sympathetic to the predicaments of people making tough choices. The philosophical underpinning is sound and also comprehensive. Morgen Witzel honours the worldly-wise, but doesn't let anyone off the hook too lightly. A guidebook for leaders in all walks of life.

Product Details

Title: TheEthical Leader
Author: Morgen Witzel
SKU: BK0430576
EAN: 9781472965714

About Author

Morgen Witzel is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School. He is author of more than twenty books including the bestsellers Tata: The Evolution of a Corporate Brand and Doing Business in China, now in its third edition. His books have been translated into 11 languages. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Toronto Globe and Mail, The Smart Manager, Financial World, and many others.

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