ORG OL601 - Exploring the Darkside of Leadership: Ethics and Power

(Credits: 2)

Leaders in roles with high levels of power and authority increases their ethical responsibilities. As leaders ascend to the top of their firms, their levels of influence and their impact on the direction of an organization and multiple stakeholders in the world also rise. Leaders must explore the importance of ethical behaviors and decision making as well as the impact they can have across an organization and the world at large from a social justice standpoint. Students will learn the ethics and values of consulting organizational psychologists and will analyze the ethical dilemmas through the use of real-world case studies. They will also examine the psychology that can contribute to unethical behaviors. This class is delivered via a weekly virtual seminar to examine current real-world cases and 21st Century leadership ethical challenges.