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Leadership and the Ethics of Influence

Leadership and the Ethics of Influence (Hardback)

By Price, Terry

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  • Pub Date
    26 Mar 20

How do leaders influence others? Although they sometimes appeal directly to good reasons, which we associate with rational persuasion, leaders also use guilt, pressure, flattery, bullying, and rewards and punishment-all to get the behaviors that they want. Even when leaders refra...in from outright lying, they are nevertheless known to practice something approaching, perhaps reaching, the level of manipulation. Influence therefore presents a serious ethical problem across leadership contexts. Leadership and the Ethics of Influence argues that influence puts leaders at risk of using people. It is generally disrespectful of autonomy to figure out what makes people tick in an effort to handle them. In contrast with physical force, influence works through agency, not around it. Despite this feature of influence-and, to a large extent because of it-the everyday influence associated with leadership is often morally troublesome. What matters morally is not only whether agency is bypassed or overridden but also who is ultimately in control. This book uses philosophy and leadership studies to show how leaders across different contexts can be justified in getting followers to do things. Connecting moral theory to leadership theory, and especially to charismatic leadership, authentic leadership, transforming leadership, and ethical leadership, this book is essential reading for leadership scholars, students, and practitioners.
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ISBN 9781138327641
Released AU 26 Mar 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Leadership: Research and Practice
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ISBN-13 9781138327641
Stock Release date is 26 March 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 26 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Price, Terry
Series Leadership: Research and Practice
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Management & Management Techniques
Organizational Theory & Behaviour
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education