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Responsible Leadership as Virtuous Leadership
Journal of Business Ethics
Vol. 98, Supplement 1: Responsible Leadership (2011), pp. 25-35
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41476117
Page Count: 11
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Responsible leadership is rare. It is not that most leaders are irresponsible, but responsibility in leadership is frequently defined so that an important connotation of responsible leadership is ignored. This article equates responsible leadership with virtuousness. Using this connotation implies that responsible leadership is based on three assumptions—eudaemonism, inherent value, and amplification. Secondarily, this connotation produces two important outcomes—a fixed point for coping with change, and benefits for constituencies who may never be affected otherwise. The meaning and advantages of responsible leadership as virtuous leadership are discussed.
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