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Welcome to The Refractive Thinker®: Volume IV: Ethics, Leadership, and Globalization.
Thank you for joining us for the first 2010 edition, Volume IV as we continue to celebrate the accomplishments of these doctoral scholars affiliated with many phenomenal institutions of higher learning. The purpose of this next offering in the anthology series is to share yet another glimpse into the scholarly works of these authors, specifically on the topics of ethics, leadership, and concerns within the global landscape of business.
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The Refractive Thinker® is an intimate expression of who we are—the ability to think beyond the traditional boundaries of thinking and critical thinking. Instead of mere reflection and evaluation, one challenges the very boundaries of the constructs itself. If thinking is inside the box, and critical thinking is outside the box, we add the next step of refractive thinking, beyond the box. As in our first three volumes, the authors within these pages are on a mission to change the world, never satisfied or quite content with what is or asking why, instead these authors intentionally strive to push and test the limits to ask why not. Join us on this next adventure of The Refractive Thinker® where Volume IV continues the discussion specifically themed to explore the realm of ethics, leadership, and globalization. This offers yet another bite of the apple from the tree of knowledge upon an ever expanding canvas from which these authors choose to cast their paint, envisioning new horizons in which to move forward and explore the future.
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Ethical leaders model behaviors of integrity, trustworthiness, listening, respect, courage, and persistence regularly (Rost, 1993). Three methods to model ethical leadership include open communication, visibility, and attentiveness. Russell Hanz, the self-professed villain of Survivor: Samoa was an object lesson in how not to be an ethical leader. Russell was a master at manipulation, lying, sabotage, and incredible good luck. He ended up with three immunity idols. However, in the end, the members of Survivor: Samoa voted for ethical behavior and respect for others, thereby ending the scandalous decade on a good note, a note of promise for the incoming decade.
In addition to the insights gained from the study presented in this article an exploration of privacy and ethical practices are explored. Individual privacy and ethical practices in the IT field and the organizational environment are key stories in the media. The amount and types of data collected by organizations today continues to grow. Of particular concern are policies and procedures that organizations incorporate to maintain the data.
The amount and types of data collected by organizations today continues to grow. Of particular concern are policies and procedures that organizations incorporate to maintain the data. This chapter is to highlight the importance of the IT professional having a sound understanding of HSPII programs. This chapter explores the following areas: a discussion of privacy, ethical considerations, the methodology of the study performed, and the results of the study. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the study’s findings.
Hegemonic masculinity is deeply entrenched among the more powerful leadership positions of many American organizations. The issues perpetuated by this concept create barriers to the advancement of women to senior leadership positions. Gender-related stereotypes and the expectations of and for women based upon stereotypes ensure that organizations must revisit cultural mental models to create equal opportunities for women who aspire to senior positions.
The status of women and issues of inequality are deeply ingrained in the cultures, practices, and traditional views of people in the U.S. and around the world. Organizations are challenged to become learning organizations that will realize the full potential of everyone in the workforce to produce better business results, and challenge the status quo. Systems Theory offers possible solutions to the barriers to leadership advancement opportunities for women and other minorities.