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Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp 657–663 | Cite as

Some perspectives of managerial ethical leadership

  • Georges Enderle
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Abstract

If managerial leadership means deciding responsibly in a complex situation, the ethical dimension of leadership — besides its analytical and instrumental aspects — has to be clarified. I present and discuss several essential aspects of managerial ethical leadership: (a) some major presuppositions (the concepts of leadership and responsibility), (b) three normative-ethical tasks of the activity of leadership (perceiving, interpreting and creating reality — being responsible for the effect of one's decisions on the human beings concerned — being responsible for the implementation of corporate goals) and (c) some claims on the leader as a subject responsible for his or her own activities. I shall conclude by adding some reflections on the limits of managerial ethical leadership.

Keywords

Reflection Economic Growth Ethical Leadership Complex Situation Essential Aspect 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Enderle
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  1. 1.Saint Gall Graduate School of Economics, Law, Business and Public AdministrationSt. GallenSwitzerland

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