Ethical Decision Making Frameworks : Greenleaf Servant Leadership Test, Markkula Model And The Nash 's 12 Questions Model Essay

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We face ethical dilemmas daily in every facet of our lives. Determining how to respond to ethical dilemmas is complex process. Often individuals do not think about all the factors to consider and what questions should they ask. Often an individual will seek to gather the facts about and ethical decision and use that as the decision making factor. However facts are not enough to make ethical decisions because facts only looks at what is. Ethical decision making is based on what should be determined by a set of values or morals that a person or group ascribes to. There are several different ethical frameworks that one could use to think through ethical dilemmas. This paper will analyze the following ethical decision making frameworks: Greenleaf Servant Leadership Test, Markkula Model, Badaracco Model, and the Nash’s 12 Questions Model. In addition I will present my own model for thinking through and handling ethical dilemmas. Servant leadership is and old concept that was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in the essay “The Servant Leader”. Servant leadership emphases the evolution and well-being of people and the communities to which a leader is a part of. A servant leader has a natural mind to serve first and aspire to lead. In comparison traditional leadership largely involves the amassing and exercise of power by the leader in charge. The servant leader shares power, places the needs of others before themselves and assists in the development and growth of performance of

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