Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment and Policy
June 2006, Jossey-Bass
- How do leaders form, sustain, and transmit moral commitments?
- Under what conditions are those processes most effective?
- What is the impact of ethics officers, codes, training programs, and similar initiatives?
- How do standards and practices vary across context and culture?
- What can we do at the individual, organizational, and societal level to foster moral leadership?
Part One: Ethical Judgment.
1. Making Sense of Moral Meltdowns (David Luban).
2. Three Practical Challenges of Moral Leadership (Joshua Margolis, Andrew Molinsky).
3. Ethical Judgment and Moral Leadership: Three Barriers (David Messick).
4. Morals for Public Officials (Russell Hardin).
Part Two: The Psychology of Power.
5. The Psychology of Power: To the Person? To the Situation? To the System? (Philip G. Zimbardo).
6. Taming Power (David G. Winter).
7. Power and Moral Leadership (Dacher Keltner, Carrie A. Langner, Maria Logli Allison).
Part Three: Self-Sacrifice and Self-Interest.
8. Orchestrating Prosocial Motives (C. Daniel Batson).
9. Self-Sacrifice and Self-Interest: Do Ethical Values Shape Behavior in Organizational Settings? (Tom R. Tyler).
Part Four: Serving the Public Through the Public Sector: Accountability of Nonprofit Organizations.
10. Strategic Philanthropy and Its Malcontents (Paul Brest).
11. Ethics and Philanthropy (Bruce Sievers).
Part Five: Moral Leadership: Perspectives and Implications.
12. Exercising Moral Courage: A Developmental Agenda (Linda A. Hill).
13. Perspectives on Global Moral Leadership (Kirk O. Hanson).
About the Authors.
HIGH PROFILE EDITOR: Deborah Rhode speaks frequently to a range of audiences on professional ethics, leadership, and gender issues. The audiences range from 75 and 300 people and she speaks between 30 to 40 times. Rhode also has media exposure and training and has contacts at major newspapers (e.g. New York Times, LA Times, and San Francisco Chronicle), at National Public Radio, and at a few national magazines (e.g. The Nation, the American Bar Association Journal). She also writes a column six to ten times a year for the National Law Journal and serve on its editorial board.
HOT PROFESSIONAL/TEXT TOPIC: Sales of textbook and professional books in this area are very strong.
TOP-TIER CONTRIBUTORS: All contributors are very well-known in the areas of law, leadership and ethics and all are faculty at either Stanford or Harvard. In addition, contributors will use book in their classes. Rhode will use the book in two of her classess--Professional Ethics (35-125 students) and Gender, Law and Policy (40-60 students).
—Kenneth J. Arrow, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and professor of operations research, Stanford University; winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
"Deborah Rhode and colleagues take aim at the vacuous platitudes that pass for moral insight in much of today's writing on leadership. Anyone with a serious interest in moral leadership will appreciate this headlong dive into its complexities and challenges."
—Lynn Sharp Paine, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; author, Value Shift
"I am struck by the ability of this collection to tell us about aspects of human behavior that are surprises to most of us and aid our understanding of moral leadership."
—Max H. Bazerman, Straus Professor, Harvard Business School; author, Predictable Surprises and Judgments in Managerial Decision Making
"An unusually sophisticated and informative analysis of the formidable challenge of promoting ethical leadership in organizations. It deserves to be widely read by both those who teach and study ethics, and those who aspire to lead and create more responsible organizations."
—David Vogel, Solomon L. Lee Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; author, The Market for Virtue
"This collection of essays takes a fresh look at one of today's most urgent concerns, moral leadership in the public domain. The book is important reading for anyone who believes that moral leadership may still be possible, even during a time of ethical degradation in many key social institutions."
—William Damon, professor of education, Stanford University
"A stellar group of well-known thinkers. A topic of commanding importance. Articles that make hard ideas fascinating and readable. What’s not to like in this striking new collection of essays? It is hands-down the best anthology on practical ethics to appear in many years."
—Thomas Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
"The heavy hitters in business ethics are well represented in this timely volume. Their message is of compelling interest to scholars and business leaders alike."
—Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Professor of Economics, Cornell University