This book is a very practical guide to help managers put their own and their employees’ professional values to work. Through real life stories and case studies, the author brings to life and light the ethical challenges that present themselves in corporate and institutional settings.
The reader gets to see that ethics lies not only in the big, dramatic defining moments, but in the everyday behaviors of people as they work together in the service of organizational goals. The text is punctuated with summaries, exercises, and opportunities for reflection where the reader has an opportunity to review their own ethical frameworks and to see how these show up in the daily choices they make. Ideas are provided to help managers coach their employees to strategize around ethical issues, how to communicate their views with clarity and conviction, and how to find support in the organization to tackle difficult issues.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ETHICAL PRESSURES BUSINESSES FACE
CHAPTER 1: CAPITALISM – THE MACRO ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 2: ETHICAL BARRIERS AT WORK
CHAPTER 3: AM I AN ETHICAL PERSON?
CHAPTER 4: ETHICS AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 5: ETHICAL REFLECTION – AN INTERLUDE
Part 2 - ETHICAL STRATEGIES AND PRACTICE GUIDELINES ON HOW TO BECOME AND ETHICAL LEADER
CHAPTER 6: FROM SOCRATES TO MODERNITY
CHAPTER 7: JUSTICE
CHAPTER 8: THE PATH TO GLOBAL CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP
CHAPTER 9: THE MORAL REASONING FRAMEWORK
CHAPTER 10: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND GOOD PRACTICE
Annabel Beerel, PhD, has worked with multinationals as well as educational and non-profit organizations. She was the Founder and CEO of an international A.I. company, has been a Corporate Financier and Investment Banker in the City of London, and is the President and CEO of the New England Women’s Leadership Institute. She is the author of nine books.