Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work: Doing the Right Thing at Work

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This book underscores the ethical pitfalls that one can expect to encounter at work and enhances one's ability to do the right thing, despite these organizational pressures. It is a potent tool to foster more ethical organizational behavior by giving readers guidelines for moreal courage.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Why Moral Courage Matters in Organizationsp. xv
The Organizational Pressures That Make Moral Courage Necessaryp. 1
A Short Primer on Moral Couragep. 3
˘But Everybody's Doing It÷: Implications of the Cheating Culture for Moral Courage in Organizationsp. 13
The Personal Ethical Thresholdp. 25
The Faces of Moral Couragep. 45
How the Mighty Have Fallenp. 47
For the Greater Good: The Moral Courage of Whistleblowersp. 60
Faith and Moral Courage: Why a Sense of Calling Mattersp. 75
The Social Entrepreneur: Combining Head and Heart to Find Innovative Solutions to Local Problemsp. 88
NGO Leaders on the Edge: The Moral Courage to Fight for Human Rightsp. 102
The Skills and Information That Enable Moral Couragep. 115
Giving Voice to Values: Building Moral Competencep. 117
Developing Professional Moral Courage: Leadership Lessons from Everyday Ethical Challenges in Today's Militaryp. 130
Stand Up and Be Counted: Legal Protections for Those Who Act with Moral Couragep. 142
Changing Organizations with Moral Couragep. 155
Speaking Truth to Power: The Courageous Organizational Dissenterp. 157
I Defy with a Little Help from My Friends: Raising an Organization's Ethical Bar Through a Morally Courageous Coalitionp. 171
The Organizational Context of Moral Courage: Creating Environments That Account for Dual-Processing Models of Courageous Behaviorp. 188
Integrationp. 209
What Have We Learned About Moral Courage in Organizations?p. 211
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 217
Name Indexp. 221
Subject Indexp. 225
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