Leaders on Ethics Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges

Innbundet / 2007 / Engelsk

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9780275996710
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2007
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Praeger Publishers Inc
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Engelsk
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Leaders on Ethics Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges

Innbundet / 2007 / Engelsk
Beat the competition. Go global. Influence government. Persuade customers. Increase shareholder value. These are among the pressures to perform in today's business environment, and the consequences of failure can be dire. Leaders must stay ahead of competitors and deliver results, all while trying to do the right thing by employees, customers, communities, and other stakeholders. Yet the opportunities to cross ethical boundaries are widespread and compelling. What are leaders learning as they face these challenges? Over a dozen of today's most influential leaders-people who grapple with ethical dilemmas on a near-daily basis-share real-world perspectives from the trenches, showing the breadth of ethical challenges facing today's leaders in a variety of industries and professional fields.Leaders on Ethics is a window into the minds of some of our most prominent leaders. It features first-hand presentations by CEOs and other nationally known executives, originally given to their peers during discussion forums at The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. In addressing subjects ranging from marketing with a conscience to promoting workplace diversity to dealing with the implications of globalization, these leaders provide a wide variety of perspectives on the ethics of leadership. Along the way, they reveal successes and failures and present lessons learned in navigating the tumultuous waters of today's society.The following leaders, among others, share their experiences in facing-and facing down-ethical dilemmas and challenges: James Copeland, recently retired chairman and CEO of Deloitte & Touche, discusses ethics in public accounting and the uncertain future of big accounting firms. Karen Katen, president of Pfizer Human Health and vice chairman of Pfizer, on ethical issues in the pharmaceutical industry. ; Ed Zinbarg, retired chief investment officer and chief administrative officer of Prudential Life Insurance Company, on what businesses can learn about ethics from the world's major religions. Steve Odland, chairman and CEO of The Office Depot and chair of the corporate governance task force of Business Roundtable, on what corporations are learning about best practices in ethical governance. ; Deval Patrick, former executive VP, corporate secretary and general counsel of The Coca-Cola Company, former general counsel of Texaco, and now the governor of Massachusetts, on globalization and corporate accountability. Debra Waller, chairman and CEO of Jockey International, on the ethics of using sexual images to sell apparel to young people. ; Jack Ward, chairman and CEO of Russell Corporation, on the challenge of managing workforce diversity. John Wieland, founder and CEO of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, on the ethical challenges he encountered in developing an entrepreneurial firm. Framed by insightful commentary by ethics and leadership expert John Knapp, this volume illuminates ethical leadership in action, and its timeless principles will serve to inspire and guide aspiring leaders, students, and entrepreneurs for decades to come.
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Featuring presentations by CEOs, this book addresses subjects ranging from marketing with a conscience to promoting workplace diversity to dealing with implications of globalisation. It provides various perspectives on the ethics of leadership. It aims to reveal successes and failures.
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"These 15 high-powered contributors understand very well that the ethics of modern society has changed rapidly, as evidenced by the behavior of ordinary individuals as well as by the heads of major businesses. They urge readers to consider maintaining an uncompromisingly high level of ethics despite what others get away with, at least for a time, and comment on using crisis as a platform for positive change, recognizing unenlightened self-interest, restoring corporate trust, tying high ethical standards to governance and free enterprise, and learning from the world's great religions. They get more specific on ethical issues in accounting and auditing, in markets where sex sells, in competitive situations, and in higher education. They urge leaders to be trustworthy, sensitive to diversity, accepting of others regardless of class or union affiliation, and capable of putting high values and ethics first." - Reference & Research Book News
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"By bringing together in one volume the insights of some of the most thoughtful leaders of some of America's greatest companies, John Knapp provides a valuable service to all who believe that business ethics is a fundamental driver of business success. The strong voices we encounter in this volume show a thoughtful commitment to the ethical dimensions of business leadership, they command the skills needed to make a persuasive and lively argument, and they demonstrate the courage to speak out, even when it may mean controversial critiques of their own companies or professions. This book should be read by every executive in business today both as a primer on ethical business leadership, and as a guide to action in an increasingly complex and challenging global business environment." -- James C. Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director, International Business Ethics Institute "If you are tired of the avalanche of leadership theory-du- jour books crowding the shelves, you'll find Leaders on Ethics a refreshing addition to the discussion. John Knapp has masterfully assembled a remarkable collection of real leaders who have walked the talk, not just talked the talk--not just theory, ethical leadership in action. Leaders of all sectors--social, private, and public--will find these real-world discussions instructive, thought provoking, and inspiring from people in the fight every day." -- Robert E. Gaylord (Brig. Gen., U.S. Army, Ret.), President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute "This is, in so many ways, a remarkable collection of essays and speeches on ethics. It's remarkable for the character and quality of the authors, as well as the candor and honesty with which they've written. This book is more, though. It's a gathering of stories about how business works--and sometimes doesn't--and how business executives are confronted with the ugly reality of their decisions and the lives affected by them. Whether you're a student of business or an experienced manager, you'll find this a fascinating read. The lessons are profound, poignant, and timeless." -- James S. O'Rourke IV, Professor of Management, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
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John C. Knapp is University Professor and Mann Family Professor of Ethics at Samford University. He is also the Leadership Director, Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership, at Samford. He has also been visiting lecturer at the University of Wales and Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. Knapp is the editor of For the Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in the 21st Century (Praeger, 2007).
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ISBN13
9780275996710
Publisert
2007
Utgiver
Vendor
Praeger Publishers Inc
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
136
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