You will write a 6-page (double-spaced), on the professional ethics of someone of your choosing, who is currently in an executive position or in a leadership role. They should be considered a C-Level (CEO, CIO, CFO, etc.) executive or in a prominent leadership position. At a minimum, this person needs to be responsible for a significant function in an organization and have supervisory responsibility for others.
The interview may be conducted on the phone, virtually, or in person (your methodology or mode of conducting the interview, must be documented in your paper). This paper must include a minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed, refereed journal articles pertaining to your subject’s ethics. As a guideline, in addition to an introduction and conclusion, the paper must include:
a. DESCRIBE: A description of the subject’s ethical beliefs and practices. In one-two pages (approximately) you must address the following: What challenges have they encountered in the workplace that have shaped their views on ethics? How have they addressed those challenges (their ethical reasoning)?
b. ANALYZE: An analysis of the subject’s ethics. How did he or she evolve their view of ethics? What ethical theories are expressed or implied in his or her discussion of ethics. Examine whether there were inconsistencies, deficiencies, inadequacies in his or her ethical theory. If there were no shortcomings, account for the strength of the subject’s ethical position. What motivated the leader to act appropriately or inappropriately, in your opinion? This should be approximately two pages.
c. SYNTHESIZE and EVALUATE: Do you agree with your subject’s approach to ethics? If not, why not, and if so, then why? What did you learn from this interview and your research? About two pages are adequate for this portion. You are to summarize and analyze the content of the interview, not provide a verbatim transcript of the interview.
Category: Business and Management