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Leadership in Action: Thinking Straight: New Strategies Are Needed for Ethical Leadership by Rob McKinnon, William A. Gentry, Richard T. Marcy

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ETHICAL STRATEGIES

Given all these biases and problems, what can leaders do to improve their ethical decision making? Typically, organizations create and adopt rules, principles, and ethical codes of conduct that their members must abide by to ensure ethical behavior. These guidelines can become part of an ethical foundation for members of an organization and are often used in training members to be more ethical.

There are also a host of popular books on the market that discuss a number of additional rules and principles to consider when faced with an ethical dilemma. Reviewing this literature, it appears that there is no shortage of opinions about the rules or principles leaders should adhere to when making ethical decisions.

However, relying ...

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