Resolving dilemmas is not as simple as the “do the right thing” school of ethics would have you believe, they declare that we must all deal with “blind spots” in ethics. When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles and values. But maybe we are not as ethical as we think we are.
Discuss whether it’s even possible, and if so how, to be a successful leader and a thoughtful, responsible human being Also discuss how our “blind spots” (the removal of ethics from the decision-making process) lead to ethical failures and scandals, how we can become more aware of these ethical sinkholes, and what (if anything) we can do to overcome them.
Please try to use some of the references below if possible.
Barton H.R., Ford L. (2008). Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry, ISBN-10: 083083513X; ISBN-13: 978-0830835133; [231 pages]
Bible-New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Revised Standard Version (RSV), New King James Version (NKJV), American Standard Version (ASV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), or other literal English translation.
Badaracco, J.L (1997). Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right. Harvard Business Review Press.ISBN-10: 0875848036; ISBN-13: 978-0875848037 [160 pages; 6hrs, 18.00]
Bazerman, M.H., Tenbrunsel, A.E. (Author) (2011). Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It. Princeton University Press. ISBN: ISBN-10: 0691147507; ISBN-13: 978-0691147505 [200 pages; 7hrs, 14.00]
Ciulla, J.B. (Ed.) (2014). Ethics: The Heart of Leadership3rdedition. Westport, CT. Praeger. ISBN-10: 1-4408-3065-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4408-3065-5[236pages; 8hrs; 30.00]
Fedler, K. (2006). Exploring Christian Ethics: Biblical Foundations for Morality, Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN-10: 0664228984; ISBN-13: 978-0664228989; [252 pages; 12hrs, 18.00]
Wright, N.T. (2012). After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, HarperOne. ISBN-10: 0061730548; ISBN-13: 978-0061730542; [320 pages; 20hrs, 16.00]
Robbins, V. (2006). Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation, BloomsburyT&T Clark. ISBN-10:1563381834: ISBN-13:978-1563381836