Wheelers Books
Leadership and the Ethics of Influence

Leadership and the Ethics of Influence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Price, Terry L.

  • RRP: $86.99
  • $86.99
  • In Stock At Publisher

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.
Read more

ISBN 9781138327658
Released AU 8 Apr 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Leadership: Research and Practice
In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781138327658
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 8 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Price, Terry L.
Series Leadership: Research and Practice
Category Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Management & Management Techniques
Organizational Theory & Behaviour
Number of Pages 184
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 158.4
Weight 363g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Leadership - Moral and ethical aspects, Influence Psychology - Moral and ethical aspects
NBS Text Management Techniques
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly