ISBN 9780749457204,Ethical Executive

Ethical Executive



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780749457204

ISBN-10 0749457201

Paper Back

Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Special Features: Library Journal vol. 133 iss. 19 p. 79 (c) 11/15/2008 Clinical psychologist Hoyk and Hersey (leadership studies, Nova Southeastern Univ.; coauthor, with Kan Blanchard, Management of Organizational Behavior ) have pieced together 45 "ethical traps" facing executives, hoping that if these traps are identified and labeled they can be avoided. The authors begin by differentiating "primary," "defensive," and "personality" traps, then explain each trap and its effects on ethical behavior in one to three pages. The traps range from "justification" (a "primary" trap, initiated from outside) to "empathy" (a "personality" trap). Examples abound, but they are often taken from psychological studies and rarely from business. Two case studies are also not related to business, making their analyses less than useful for the target audience. Hoyk and Hersey provide no guidance for avoiding the traps or navigating out of them and do not even provide an overview of modern business ethics. As an introduction to the psychology of ethics, this is an interesting work, but supervisors looking for a guide to behaving ethically would do better to read almost any other textbook or case study.?Brian Walton, Tampa-Hillsborough P.L., Tampa, FL

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