This is an assignment that focuses on the characteristics of an unethical leader according to Colin Powell. The paper also reflects on the health crisis affecting the globe.
Characteristics of an unethical leader according to Colin Powell
List 5 traits/characteristics of an unethical leader. Discuss how these traits/characteristics individually, and/or jointly, contribute to the unethical makeup of a leader. (3) Discuss how a leader might be ethical in her decision-making but, ineffective in her actual leadership. (4) Is the reputation of a leader as being ethical developed by a given decision or action taken by them, or by a pattern/history of decisions? Why? (5) Describe 2 apparent contradictions in the leadership style of Gen.
Colin Powell as discussed by Harari in our “textbook” Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell. (6) This nation is in the midst of a public health crisis with the spread of COVID-19. Elected leaders, and other officials, at the city, state and federal levels of government are making efforts to minimize risk and protect the health and safety of their citizens. • Provide 3 examples during the COVID-19 health crisis where you believe a leader or official has acted responsibly, and the circumstance(s) in which they did so.
Provide 3 examples where you believe a leader or official has acted irresponsibly, and the circumstance(s) in which they did so. • Discuss whether a leader or official who withholds key information about a public health crisis, in an effort to avoid widespread panic in the community, can nevertheless be acting ethically. • Can a leader share information with the public at large in a deceitful manner, and still be acting ethically? Might the motivation for the deceit modify your characterization of the leader as being either ethical, or unethical?
Ensure that the paper is at least three pages long excluding the cover and the reference page. Additionally, ensure that you include all the references from the sources that you will use for this assignment. Referencing should follow the APA formatting and also style guidelines.