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Guest Editors’ Introduction: Philosophical Contributions to Leadership Ethics

Ciulla, Joanne B.; Knights, David; Mabey, Chris and Tomkins, Leah (2018). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Philosophical Contributions to Leadership Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, 28(1) pp. 1–14.

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This article introduces the first of two special issues on philosophical approaches to leadership ethics. In it, we show some of the ways that philosophy contributes to the study of leadership and leadership ethics. We begin with an overview of how philosophers have treated some of the ethical aspects and challenges of leadership. These include discussions of self-interest, the problem of dirty hands, responsibility, moral luck, power, gender and diversity, and spirituality. The articles in this issue draw on philosophy to explore a variety of ethical questions related to leadership and the relationships that leaders have with followers and others.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Business Ethics Quarterly
ISSN: 2153-3326
Keywords: leadership ethics; ethical leadership; responsible leadership; leadership and philosophy; critical leadership studies; power; diversity; spirituality
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
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Item ID: 53667
Depositing User: Leah Tomkins
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 17:24
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2020 03:44
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