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Ethics and the development of relationally motivated leadership

Mummery, J. and Nolton, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-9375-1123 (2016) Ethics and the development of relationally motivated leadership. In: Alavi, R., (ed.) Ethics and Leadership. Kendall Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa, USA, pp. 51-63.


Neoliberalism would have us believe that we should each be someone who (a) accepts full responsibility for her life achievements and trajectory and is (b) able to rationally weigh choices objectively- consider risks, respond to incentives, etc - in order to maked the decisions that would best fulfil her desires. With this focus on the searching out and seizing opportunities for personal advancement , repsonsibility for success is considered to lie entirely with each individual as does failure. In this chapter -drawing on our combined 15 years plus of experience in teaching in applied ethics, risk management, and governance in Australian higher education institutions at undergraduated and post graduate levels- we wish to examine the process of engaging students in a process of values renegotiation. This is a process, which promotes and supports their shift from the indivualist orientation of neoliberalism to a relational virtues-based understanding of ethics, personal motivation, and leadership.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing
Copyright: © Kendall Hunt, 2016
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