Northouse, Ch. 13 Leadership Ethics
(Please note that the name is fictitious, and it is not intended to target a specific student)
William was getting good grades as a leadership student at Trinity Western University. He was helping a couple of his classmates with their assignments. It didn’t take long before he realized that he can make some money while doing this. William started charging $5 per page. Then the demand for his services increases. He was busy enough that he increased it to $10 per page, then $15 per page. This business of ghost writing was doing so well he boasts to his friends about what he is doing.
Write a two-page (double-spaced, APA format) essay on William’s leadership ethics. Use the following questions as a guide.
Using Kohlberg’s six-stages of moral development, what stage do you think he is at? Defend your answer by explaining why you think that way.
Read the section on Ethical Theories (Northouse, 2019). Look at Table 13.2 and Figure 3.1 of your textbook). Apply ethical theories to William’s action.
You can use some help with your assignments, would you use William’s services? Why or why not?
You friend Jane is struggling with her assignments, would you recommend William’s services to your friend? Why or why not?
Review the questions above. You are quite sure that your professor will never find out. Would you (or your friend) use Williams’s services? Why or why not?
Go back to question 3. You decided to use William’s services and your professor found out about the incident.
What should the consequences/penalty, if any, for William? Defend your answer.
What should the consequences/penalty, if any, for you? Defend your answer.
Go back to question 4. You recommend William to your friend Jane and your professor found out about the incident.
What should the consequences/penalty for William? Defend your answer.
What should the consequences/penalty for Jane? Defend your answer.
What should the consequences/penalty for you? Defend your answer.
Review the sections on
Centrality of Ethics to Leadership (p. 342 of hardcopy).
Heifetz’s Perspective on Ethical Leadership (p. 343 hardcopy).
Burn’s Perspective on Ethical Leadership (p. 343-344 of hardcopy).
Can you apply these perspectives to the scenario?
How would you apply the Dark Side of Leadership to this scenario? (p. 344-346 of hardcopy).
How would you apply the Principles of Ethical Leadership to this scenario? (p. 346-352 hardcopy).
Please do not just answer the questions. You are expected to add your reflection, thoughts, and opinions on the subject.
Minimum 2 pages, double-spaced.
Must be APA7.
Must use correct APA in-text citations for paraphrased ideas and quoted text.
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