Exploring Consistency, Authenticity, and Facilitation

Mick Fryer

in Ethics and Organizational Leadership

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199590186
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191724947 | DOI:
Exploring Consistency, Authenticity, and Facilitation

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This chapter identifies a specific characteristic of each of the three ideal-type approaches introduced in Chapter 5. Empirical data is used to illuminate some challenges associated with these characteristics. These include: the challenge presented to consistent application of principle by emotional responses; the challenge that pressures to conform to establishment values present to existentialist authenticity; and the challenge presented to broad and diverse communication around ethics by the temptation to seek moral reassurance within a supportive community. It is proposed that sensitivity to each of these challenges is likely to enhance the ethicality of leadership.

Keywords: authenticity; consistency; establishment; ethics; leadership; moral sentiment; mediation

Chapter.  9960 words. 

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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