Archive | March, 2016

L10 Blog Post: How Well Does Penn State Leadership’s Handling of the Sandusky Scandal Align with the Nine Propositions from the Christensen/Kohls Theoretical Framework for Ethical Decision making during Organizational Crisis?

Penn State was long considered as the gold standard among other higher education institutions across the country in terms of academics and doing thing right way. However, when evidence came to light about a potential molestation cover-up among current and former members of the football coaching staff and possibly high-level administrators at the University, the […]

Personality and Ethics

PSY533: L09 Other Personality   What role does personality play in ethical leadership decisions? Perhaps a better question to ask is; are we more likely to judge a leaders actions as ethical if we like that leaders personality? Clearly there are plenty of examples within politics of leaders actions being deemed ethical, or at a […]

L09: Ethical Transformational Traits

The Five-Factor Personality model proposed by Costa and McCrae in 1992 is one of the most commonly used and accepted “science of personality that exists (Pennsylvania State University, 2016).  The 5 factors are conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion, but when we talk leadership, we tend to think of charismatic and/or transformational leadership as a […]

John Theiring – UNIT 04 / LESSON 09: Personality Matters

 John Theiring’s PSY 533 Ethics and Leadership Blog UNIT 04 / LESSON 09: Personality Matters   When thinking of ethics, I have commonly heard the phrase ‘Character’ matters.   Although that is true, that is only one piece of the bigger psychological puzzle that defines and describes what makes people different from one another.   Personality can […]

L09: Charisma, Machismo, and the Proverbial Glass Ceiling

The word “charisma” is loaded with innuendo. Especially within the context of leadership the word carries connotations of machismo.  The word  evokes images of images of  grand masculine figures. Looking through some of the common definitions, the word charisma includes character traits that are more readily categorized as male traits. Therefore, the notion of charismatic leadership […]

U04: L09 | Individual Differences and Personality of the Presidential Race

The last emphasis in Lesson 08 on individual differences claims that our biodata is “most relevant during hiring and promotion decisions” (Penn State University, 2016).  I find that quite interesting when applying that statement to the biggest job interview of them all – the impending vacancy of the president of the United States.  So, if the previous […]

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