Ethical Decision-Making
Cases in Organization and Leadership
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This text provides a unique collection of case studies across a wide range of organizations (higher education, K-12 education, military, state and local government administration, non-profit institutions, and agency management, etc.). These cases examine ethical decision-making and organizational and leadership behavioral concepts that are practiced in these organizations. The cases cover topics facing our workforce today and ask the reader to solve the dilemma. Through a discussion of these cases, students apply decision making and organizational and leadership strategies to analyze each case and therefore gain a better understanding of how to effectively lead and manage within their organizations. This text challenges students to think critically and analytically. Students are encouraged to reflect on options a practitioner could use to solve the problem. All of the cases end with an open scenario and a set of questions, allowing students to offer a wide range of opinions and participate in reflective and robust discussions.

Table of Contents:

Contents
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Introduction

Part I: K –12 Education
Overview
Claudia Coughran

Case study:
1.1 Principal for the Day
  Niki T. Newman-Brown

1.2 Is It Policy or Favor?
  Rebecca Loboschefsky

1.3 Can One Woman Make a Difference?
  Claudia Coughran

1.4 The Honest Teacher
  Michael Blanco

1.5 A Bully Boss or Just Doing the Job?
  Silvia Ramirez

1.6 Restorative Practices
  Shawntee Reed

1.7 He Said, She Said
  Niki T. Newman-Brown

1.8 Football Is King
  Claudia Coughran

1.9 The Manager Who Retaliates
  Michael Blanco

1.10 A Predicament: Promotions and Team Conflict
  Helena Young

1.11 Educational Choices
  Catherine Crouse Barnes

Part II: Higher Education
Overview
Silvia Ramirez

Case study:
2.1 Teaching Implicit Bias in Public Education 
  Richard Greggory Johnson III

2.2 Who Gets the Scholarship?
  Jay Le Roux Dillon

2.3 Lack of Recruiting Disclosure
  Jamie Williams

2.4 Faculty-Student Relationship
  Mitchell Friedman

2.5 Board Gone Wild—When Ethics Don’t Matter
  Stanford Simmons

2.6 Senior Management Challenge
  Jamie Williams

Part III: Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Overview
Marie Roberts De La Parra

Case study:
3.1 Battling Board Members
  Mitchell Friedman

3.2 The Big Easy
  Jason Mitchell

3.3 Coming Up Short: The Challenge of Food Stashing
  Janith Norman

3.4 Promoting from Within
  Jay Le Roux Dillon

3.5 The Nonconsequentialist Leader
  Marie Roberts De La Parra

3.6 No Need to Rush
  Cynthia Mitchell

3.7 Keeping Secrets
  Candy Smolik

3.8 The Paying Public and Private Problems
  Candy Smolik

Part IV: Government and Law Enforcement
Overview
Tyree Robinson

Case study:
4.1 Dignity, Sweetheart Deals, and Politics
  Janith Norman

4.2 Management Accountability
  Tyree Robinson

4.3 Who’s Really Being Served?
  Matthew Escover

4.4 Dirty Deeds
  Dominic Yin

4.5 Acceptable Racism
  Tyree Robinson

Part V: Corporate America
Overview
Tommy Moreno and Marion Moreno

Case study:
5.1 The Case of the Missing Performance Reviews
  Susan R. Stryker and James B. Stryker

5.2 Sponge Management—Compassionate Leader or Colluder?
  Beverly Davis

5.3 Cultural Sensitivity
  Shawntee Reed

5.4 Misbehaving or Misunderstanding?
  Harold Wilson

5.5 Ethics During a Crisis
  Mel Davis

5.6 No Pressure—Hire My Son
  Tommy L. Moreno

5.7 What’s the Harm—To Share or Not to Share?
  Marion C. Moreno

5.8 Forced Ethics
  Mel Davis

5.9 Leadership Lessons Learned
  Brad Hatton

5.10 Moving Manufacturing to India
  Susan R. Stryker and James B. Stryker

5.11 Managing Work Force Diversity
  Melvinia King

Part VI: Health Industry
Overview
Patricia Mitchell

Case study:
6.1 Equal Pay for Equal Work
  Veronica Knott

6.2 English-Only Workplace Policies
  Jonathan Pettey

Postscript
List of Contributors
Index

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