Recognizing and responding to change is the oxygen of life for an organization, and leadership is fundamentally about focusing organizations on these new realities. Leadership and Change Management provides the reader with a practical, real-world understanding of several dimensions of leadership that are usually neglected in management textbooks, such as the nature of new realities and how managers can improve their insight into them, and how leaders can identify and overcome resistance to change.

Drawing on a wide range of insightful, global real-life case studies to capture the imagination, the topics covered include critical systems thinking, philosophies of leadership, group dynamics, authority, ethics, personal character and the psychology of leadership.

This comprehensive text will be of interest to anyone looking for a more thoughtful engagement with the key issues in leadership and change management.

Leadership and Ethics

Leadership and ethics

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This chapter focuses on how Systemic Leadership, which is primarily and fundamentally concerned with new realities, is concerned with the truth. Wrestling with the truth; trying to frame it; grasp it; respond to it and embrace it are essentially ethical endeavors.

Here we point out that leadership and ethics are intertwined. Effective leadership is intrinsically ethical leadership. Effective leadership cannot exist where people act unethically since ethics relate to living a life that faces reality honestly and openly and always strives to be more attuned to the truth.

In this chapter we explore what ethics and morality mean and the importance of engaging in the ethical quest. We again illustrate how effective leadership includes the ethical quest and accentuates the ...

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