Ethical Dilemmas and Stewardship
5 May 2013
LDR-800 Ethical Dilemmas and Stewardship
Grand Canyon University
This paper was prepared for Leadership 800, Ethical Dilemmas and Stewardship
Taught by Dr. Virginia Green
This paper will compare three empirical articles on leadership that relates to the ethical use of power, authority, persuasion, and or motivation. Within every leader lies a set of leadership styles which sets leaders apart from others. How leaders relate to the ethical use of power, authority, persuasion and motivation is what makes the leader more distinct.
In Eddy S. Nig’s and Greg J. Sears (2012) article, “CEO Leadership Styles and the Implementation of Organizational Diversity Practices: Moderating Effects of Social Values and Age”, Nig and Sears investigate how CEO leadership styles and attitude influences diversity management practices within organizations.
In Adebimpe Lincoln (2012) article, “Nature of Leadership Practices of Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs”, Lincoln explores diverse types of entrepreneur’s styles of leadership, mainly female entrepreneurs in Nigeria. The article used the three leadership dimension and tried to show different types of commonalities or differences in leadership styles within Nigerian Females Entrepreneurs.
In Ali Nawab (2011) article, “Exploring Leadership Practices in Rural Context of a
Developing Country” Nawab explored the possibilities of success or failures of private institutes in Pakistan to determine the involvement in decision making amongst leaders and if distribution of leadership were being shared.
In comparing the three studies, the importance of leader ethical ability to lead was noted. It is the responsibility of leaders to set the right kind of leadership within an organization. When an organization produces quality work and quality training for the employee’s strong leaders will be created (Nig & Sears, 2012).