Edited by: Debra R. Comer; Gina Vega
Information: 256pp. Tables, figures, bibliographic references, name index, subject index. Publication Date: January 2011.
The topic of moral courage is typically missing from business ethics instruction and management training. But moral courage is what is needed when workplace pressures threaten to compromise values and principles.
Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work underscores the ethical pitfalls that one can expect to encounter at work and enhances one's ability to do the right thing, despite these organizational pitfalls. The book highlights the effects of organizational factors on ethical behavior; illustrates exemplary moral courage and lapses of moral courage; explores the skills and information that support those who act with moral courage; and considers how to change organization to promote moral courage, as well as how to exercise moral courage to change organizations.
This book is a potent tool to foster more ethical organizational behavior by giving readers guidelines for moral courage. Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center, Stephen M. Kohn, contributed "For the Greater Good: The Moral Courage of Whistleblowers" to this publication.
Foreword, Moses L. Pava Acknowledgments Introduction: Why Moral Courage Matters in Organizations, Debra R. Comer and Gina Vega
Part I. The Organizational Pressures that Make Moral Courage Necessary
1. A Short Primer on Moral Courage, Al Gini 2. "But Everybody's Doing It": Implications of the Cheating Culture for Moral Courage in Organizations, David Callahan and Debra R. Comer 3. The Personal Ethical Threshold, Debra R. Comer and Gina Vega
Part II. The Faces of Moral Courage
4. How the Mighty Have Fallen, Gina Vega 5. For the Greater Good: The Moral Courage of Whistleblowers , Stephen M. Kohn 6. Faith and Moral Courage: Why a Sense of Calling Matters , G. Jeffrey MacDonald 7. The Social Entrepreneur: Combining Head and Heart to Find Innovative Solutions to Local Problems, Roland E. Kidwell 8. NGO Leaders on the Edge: The Moral Courage to Fight for Human Rights, Judith White
Part III. The Skills and Information that Enable Moral Courage
9. Giving Voice to Values: Building Moral Competence, Mary C. Gentile 10. Developing Professional Moral Courage: Leadership Lessons from Everyday Ethical Challenges in Today's Military , Leslie E. Sekerka, Justin D. McCarthy, and Richard P. Bagozzi 11. Stand Up and Be Counted: Legal Protections for Those Who Act with Moral Courage, Judith W. Spain
Part IV. Changing Organizations with Moral Courage
12. Speaking Truth to Power: The Courageous Organizational Dissenter, Bernard F. Matt and Nasrin Shahinpoor 13. I Defy with a Little Help from My Friends: Raising an Organization's Ethical Bar Through a Morally Courageous Coalition, Debra R. Comer and Susan D. Baker 14. The Organizational Context of Moral Courage: Creating Environments that Account for Dual-Processing Models of Courageous Behavior, Dennis J. Moberg
Part V. Integration
15. What Have We Learned about Moral Courage in Organizations? Gina Vega and Debra R. Comer