What is an ethical leader? These individuals lead by example and exemplify ethical decision making and conduct focused on a common good. They are
known to act with integrity and inspire respect among peers, constituents, and subordinates. Successful ethical leaders are champions of their beliefs and
communicate them throughout an organization in an effort to develop a supportive culture.
Select a public figure, preferably a business leader or politician, and determine through research and analysis if the individual is an ethical leader. Keep in
mind that all people possess virtues and vices, and while they may strive to support ethical tenets, they may fail at times.
Utilizing the Brusseau (2012) or Velasquez et al. (2008) resources in the module’s Required Readings, choose one virtue and one vice and evaluate the
ethical traits of your subject.
State the virtue and vice that will be used in the analysis. Briefly explain the behaviors using reputable sources like a dictionary or encyclopedia. It is
important to describe the traits in your own words since you’ll be using high-end analysis based on the qualities. The better you understand them, the
richer the paper will be.
This section should be two paragraphs (with no quotes) and contain at least two internal citations with the corresponding two resources listed on the
Analyze how your target leader uses this virtue to manage his or her organization in a specific circumstance. Link back to what you learned in the module’s
readings and your research.
Analyze how your target leader uses this vice to manage his or her organization in a specific circumstance. Link back to what you learned in the module’s
readings and your research.
The two sections should be one page in length each, well-researched and contain no quotes. Advanced critical thinking skills will be readily apparent in
these sections of your Case Assignment.
This is the main part of the assignment and requires extensive critical thinking. Don’t rely on summarizing information; instead explain based on the
definition of each virtue and vice how they apply to your chosen leader. Use your library articles to provide support for the analysis. Use the template and
divide your paper into clear sections with headings based on each of the virtues and vices you are discussing.
Conclude the paper with one or two paragraphs providing an evaluation of the leader and his/her ethics based on the content presented in the earlier
sections. You may want to compare your leader to someone else in the same field who embraces a different set of ethics.
This section should be one page in length (with no quotes) and be supported by quality research.
Using articles primarily from the Trident Online Library’s full-text databases (such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and/or
ProQuest Central), research the chosen topic and create a well-balanced 3- to 3½-page submission that demonstrates evidence of critical thinking.
Remember that this means your paper should not be just a summary of the articles and book chapters that you read, but an in-depth analysis that is
supported by quality, graduate-level research.
Do not use any quotations. Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in the
third person; this means words like “I”, “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information, see Differences Between First and Third Person
Use the attached APA-formatted template (ETH501 Case2 Template (UPLOADED AS A WORD DOCUMENT)) to create your submission.
Your submission will include:
• Trident University International’s cover page
• A 3- to 3½-page paper with APA citations (2- to 3-sentence introduction, body)
• The reference list page in APA format
Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell.
In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.
God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.
Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.
To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.
Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.
Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies, 4(8), 487.
Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.