Write one term paper about Ethical Mgt & Ldshp Global Eco (The textbook is linked)
A topic should be thoughtful and not overly general. The paper must be in full APA format, clearly applying at least three theories from the course and contain good references. Do NOT use a US President, general, or admiral for the topic. A business leader is the best choice, but be sure you can get enough information (even anecdotal) to discuss and evaluate her/his style. Non Western leadership also remains a good area to look at. Leaders out of the mainstream – e.g., Indian chiefs, mob bosses – may make good focal subjects. Failures of leadership also make good topics. E.g., the world is now celebrating the centennial of the greatest failure of leadership in history – The First World War. (There have been hundreds of reenactments and events in Europe already.)
Two general areas：
The first area deals with the focus of this course very directly: ethical leadership and ethics in leadership. No one seems to doubt the important linkages of leadership and ethics. However, in recent years some have questioned whether the relationship is simple: perhaps the relationship is like an inverted U, or haystack. That is, as formal emphasis on ethics increases, above a certain level there may actually be decreases in performance or satisfaction. These suggestions relate to increased stress or limited attention, not to the desirability of ethics per se. Is there some truth to this assertion? Would it be true for all ethical areas? Are there remedies?
Second, as the textbook clearly states, leadership involves two way influences. The influence of follower(s) upon leaders has been neglected in research. It is now getting greater attention. What are theses influences? Do they involve ethics? What might moderate these influence linkages?
These stories Can be thought as a term paper topic:
The biggest story was the announcement that world leaders were using the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama for offshore investment. There were immediate allegations of money laundering and tax avoidance/evasion. While the real meaning of all this is not yet clear, the issue does suggest some good topics for papers. Yes, sometimes the bad guys seem more interesting. It would be simple to select a leader(s) and write on possible corruption. This would make an easy, possibly exciting, but nevertheless garden variety paper.
A much better approach – focusing on the underlying patterns and issues – would first examine what international dynamics put such large sums in leaders hands and gravitated toward Panama. The paper topics then would view what and how leadership (and of course leaders) could address the issue.
The second story was the 40th anniversary of Apple computer, which may indeed be
the most influential tech company.- itself a leader in various markets. The history of this company has been jagged, to say the least. While the name Steve Jobs has come to dominate thinking on Apple, the story involves much more than that. There are many timely term paper topics here.
The last, largely overlooked, story particularly illustrates still another area of leadership. The British actress, Dame Judy Dench, won a record number of Olivier Awards. This illustrates that leadership exists in many fields, including the arts. Leadership may display a different manifestation in each field; it may demand a different style; it may be easier or harder to recognize. Movie and theater people – thespians, directors especially, plus producers, even agents and writers – may provide vivid examples of leadership in the arts. Many music conductors are also natural examples. There are interesting examples even from the graphic arts. (Ironically, the phantom artist Banksy has been particularly influential.) Some of you might find writing a paper on artistic leadership enjoyable.