Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Leadership Traits: The Power Corruption Cycle

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    The Power Corruption Cycle

    You have been asked to teach ethics to a group of managers. In one part of this course you will be discussing "corruption and ways to prevent its occurrence."

    Describe the way mishandling power can lead to corruption and how occurs in organizations today. Use an example to illustrate it from your research.

    What is emotional intelligence? How is it related to leadership? How is emotional intelligence related to different leadership traits? What leadership traits might prevent corruption, or promote it? How might training and development in the area of emotional intelligence and leadership prevent corruption and unethical behavior from developing in organizations?

    Objective: Recognize situations that present potential legal and ethical issues and develop solutions for those issues.
    Apply ethical reasoning skills and ethical theories to business situations.
    Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 1:34 am ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    I have provided a basic outline for you to use. From this and the couple of references I have provided, you should be able to find other resources and add them within the paper and to the references cited.

    People strive for power. With power, one can control people, money, self-actualization, situations, and gain more power. Power by its nature can corrupt. Decisions made by those in power can lead to good or can be detrimental to others. Power leads people to try to gain and retain power and sometimes that leads to corruption and poor ethical actions.

    It is easy to judge the moral character of someone who has been accused or found guilty of ethical violations. People want to assume a certain type of person is more likely to be involved in non-ethical decision-making. They also quickly assume it is always for the person's own personal gain; the leader will make these decisions or take these poor ethical actions. Charismatic leaders who are faced with poor ethical behavior are seen as con men. ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution discusses the Power Corruption Cycle.