Assignment 2: Leadership and Ethics

Leaders are constantly faced with making challenging decisions. Sometimes the decisions are difficult due to how they affect others; other times, the decisions are difficult because of ethical concerns.

Tasks:

  1. Discuss the importance of organizational ethics as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Support your response with current literature on organizational ethics.
  2. Describe an ethical issue that your current or past organization faced. Evaluate how the organization’s leader and the organization’s members handled the situation.
  3. When dealing with the ethical issue described above, identify the traits and skills the leader used to address the issue. Was the leader successful in the deployment of his or her approach? Why or why not?
  4. What, if any, traits and skills did the leader and organizational members lack in dealing with the ethical issue? What should they have done differently to be more effective in dealing with the issue?

Your final product will be a Word document, approximately 4–5 pages long, utilizing at least 3 sources from academic, peer-reviewed literature. You can find peer-reviewed literature on the Readings and Assignments page of the course and through the Argosy Online Library.

Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

By Sunday, July 10, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

WA Grading Criteria:

CO: 2, 3, 5

Assignment Components
Proficient
Max Points

Discuss the importance of organizational ethics as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Support your response with current literature on organizational ethics.

Discussion accurately describes the importance of organizational ethics as it relates to organizational effectiveness. Discussion is supported by a real-life example and current literature.
12 pt.

Describe an ethical issue that your current or past organization faced. Evaluate how the organization’s leader and the organization’s members handled the situation.

Issue described is an ethical issue for the organization. A detailed evaluation is given describing the effectiveness of handling the situation from beginning to end.
12 pt.

When dealing with the ethical issue described above, identify the traits and skills the leader use to address the issue. Was the leader successful in the deployment of their approach? Why or why not?

A clear identification of all traits and skills used is provided. The success of the approach is justified using scholarly sources.
16 pt.

What, if any, traits and skills did the leader and organizational member lack in dealing with the ethical issue. What should they have done differently to be more effective in dealing with the issue?

Any applicable traits or skills that are lacking are accurate and clearly identified. All relevant actions that should have been done differently are identified and justified using scholarly sources.
12 pt.

Academic Writing

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e. SPA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
8 pt.
Total:
60 pt