Business Ethics Case Study: Edders Leadership Style

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Based on the case study, it is safe to assume that Edders leadership style was some what charismatic in the sense that he connected with the outside world as well as his subordinates through in interaction and activities in his community. As mentioned in chapter three of the reading, Ebbers was viewed by colleagues and members of the local community in Mississippi as a responsible business leader who was willing to give back to the community. He taught Sunday school at his local Baptist church, served meals to the needy at a Jackson restaurant, and lived modestly in a prefabricated home. He invested most of his wealth in company stock. He was viewed as a good leader, however it is also evident that she displayed behaviors contrary to accepted ethical behavior. Crossman (20179 defines deviance as a behavior that is contrary to the norms of the society. Ebbers deviant behavior was displayed in the way in which he went about acquiring various acquisitions for Worldcom. Treviño (2015) suggest that…show more content…
These attitudes came out in the manner that he conducted business. His various acquisitions demonstrated a will to succeed to matter the cause or consequence. Consequently, if the CEO is demonstrating appropriate behaviors in the company it would be quite difficult of other managers to to try and change that behavior. However his managers could have taken a collective stance in assuming the principled moral development role and convinced him to turn on a ethically path. An ethical leader is fair and just, encourages team building and honesty. As was mentioned in the case study Ebber acquired many companies but he did not include them or restructure his organization to welcome the management of his acquisitions as a collective unit. He acquired his assets but still kept a closed management circle where only a few executives were allowed in. His company was likened to an entrepreneurial start

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