Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship
Leaders know what they value. Leaders also recognize the importance of ethical behavior. The best leaders exhibit both their values and their ethics in their leadership style and resulting actions. The foundational tenet of personal leadership ethics and values should be visible because you live them in your actions every day.
Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week’s assignment(s).
Complete the following Spotlight on Skills if you need assistance with the tools used to complete your assignments.
Spotlight on Skills: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
For this assignment, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation. For help in using this tool, review this PowerPoint Tutorial.
Books and Resources for this Week:
Caldwell, C., Hayes, L., & Long, D. (2010). Leadership, trustworthiness, and ethical stewardship.
Murphy, P. (2009). The relevance of responsibility to ethical business decisions.
Video: Ethics in Business.
Compare and Contrast Notions of Ethical Leadership
Assume you are an instructor of a graduate level Leadership and Ethics course. Using the Caldwell, Hayes, and Long (2010) article as a basis, compare and contrast the concepts of leadership, trustworthiness, and ethical stewardship in a PowerPoint presentation for your students. Be certain to address the following key components:
How do Caldwell et al. define leadership?
In what manner do leaders serve as role models (better or worse) for ethical behavior?
What impact does the concept of trustworthiness have on the level of trust in organizational leadership?
How do Caldwell et al. describe ethical stewardship?
Do you agree with Caldwell et al.’s thoughts on the importance of ethical stewardship?
What is the correlation between leadership, trustworthiness, and ethical stewardship?
Provide specific examples to detail your presentation.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as “speaker notes” for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.
Support your presentation with a minimum of three (3) scholarly resources in addition to your required readings for a minimum of five (5) sources total. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 200-350 words for each slide
Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.