University of the Cumberlands Team Leadership and Ethics Questions


Assignment – Team Leadership and Ethics

  • Read Chapter 13 – Leadership Ethics
  • Read Chapter 14 – Team Leadership
    • Complete the Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire (Short Form), page 360 – Optional
  • Complete the Team Excellence and Collaborative Team Leader Questionnaire, page 397 – Optional
  • Linking research to practice and knowledge, along with ethical decision-making, select one of the following Case Studies and respond to the corresponding case study questions. (Total response should be approximately 1 page.)

    Case Study 13.1 Choosing a Research Assistant. Respond to the questions found on page 356 (also provided below):

    1. Of the four options available to Angi, which is the most ethical?
    2. Using the principles of distributive justice, who would Angi choose to become the research assistant?
    3. From Heifetz’s perspective, can Angi us this decision to help her department and faculty face a difficult situation? Should she?
    4. Do you agree with Burns’ perspective that it is Angi’s responsibility to help followers assess their own values and needs in order to raise them to a higher level that will stress values such as liberty, justice, and equality? If so, how can Angi do that through this situation?

    Case Study 14.1 Can This Virtual Team Work? Respond to the questions on pages 392-393 (also provided below):

    1. Which of the eight characteristics (Table 14.1) of team excellence are lacking in this team?
    2. Based on this analysis of team effectiveness should Jim intervene at this time, or should he just keep monitoring the team? If you think he should take action, at what level should he intervene (internal or external)? If internal, should his action be task or relational? Why?
    3. What specific leadership functions should Jim implement to improve the team? Why?

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln