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Drucker on Leadership: New Lessons from the Father of Modern Management by William A. Cohen

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Chapter 6. Drucker's Views on Business Ethics

Drucker, personally, was extremely ethical in his outlook and all he did. However, both his writing and classroom lectures make it clear that he struggled mightily to arrive at basic ethical principles, which, he believed, were an absolute requirement of all organizational leaders, and his study of leadership led him to the conclusion that while followers would forgive a leader much, they would not forgive lack of integrity.

The Concepts of Integrity, Ethics, Morality, Honor, and the Law

The concepts of integrity, ethics, morality, and honor are closely related, but they are not the same. Integrity means adherence to a moral code as well as to standards of ethics and moral values. Ethics in the context ...

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