Required: Author: Manning, G. & Curtis, K. Title: The Art of Leadership Copyright Year: 2014 Edition: 5th Publisher: McGraw-Hill ISBN#: 978-0077862459 Instructions When preparing for your discussion post on this case, it is recommended that you read through it several times. Read through it the first time to familiarize yourself with the case. On the second reading, consider your assigned role in the situation, and let that guide your perspective. Look deeper at the details: facts, problems, organizational goals, objectives, policies, strategies. Next, consider the concepts, theories, tools and research you need to use to address the issues presented. Then, complete any research, analysis, calculations, or graphing to support your decisions and make recommendations. Background Information There is no shortage of difficult dilemmas facing organizations today. These dilemmas may relate to issues such as environmental concerns, government regulations, diversity in the workplace, employee safety, and labor practices. At any given moment, a leader may be confronted with a multitude of dilemmas. When a person faces a dilemma they process the facts through a set of beliefs. Their decisions are based on their beliefs. Here is an example: Some people are terrified of snakes. Those who fear snakes immediately want to take action when they see one – kill it or run away. In reality, most snakes are more afraid of you than you them. There are far more non-venomous snakes than venomous. But often when we see a snake, our belief is that snakes are bad, and our action is to run or fight. Leaders face those same kinds of issue. Leaders are experience. They have formed opinions or beliefs about their past experiences. Their actions reflect the beliefs formed by what they have experienced. Discussion Prompt In this scenario, you are the manager of a laboratory in a small town. The decision to close this laboratory has been made, but not communicated to anyone, and the lab is going to relocate to the corporate office several states away. The employees will be laid off. The company is waiting to see the latest financial results before making an announcement to the employees or the public. One night you are bowling with some of your employees. One of them tells you that he is going to buy a house that he and his wife have seen. With the overtime that he has been earning they can afford to make the purchase. You are relatively certain that his job will be eliminated in the next six to eight weeks. Do you tell him about the laboratory’s relocation that night, or do you keep silent due to your obligation as a manager of the company? Justify your decision in a fully-developed explanation that relates to ethics. Tasks Describe a decision about divulging confidential information about a company’s future. Justify the decision to divulge, or not divulge, confidential information about a company’s future. Relate the justification to ethics. Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you post it. When you are ready to post, click on the “Create Thread” button for a new thread or “Reply” to respond to a previous post. Then, copy/paste the text from your document into the message field, and click “Submit.”

    M7D1: Dealing with Difficultys

    Describe a determination environing divulging private referableice environing a union’s coming.

    Justify the determination to discover, or referable discover, private referableice environing a union’s coming. Relate the maintenance to ethics.

    Dealing with Difficultys

    As a supervisor, undivided has the once to security and restrainttify private referableice by complete resources from social understanding. This is to conduct the succession of the union’s strategic plans successfully outside any short-changing ascribable to divulging referableice to other personnel. As the supervisor, I would coerce from disclosing the union’s private referableice as it is a expedient substance in fulfilling the roles and responsibilities to the structure. It is fastidious to thrive the deontological ethics that represents the sentiment of part and once as a supervisor. It is plainly unghostly to exempt private referableice to prevent an employee. In deflect, this would culminate into a betrayal of the union.  

    However, in oppositeness the difficulty of choosing among the employees and the union, as the supervisor has a part to twain, it is firm to elect the exact ghostly exquisite. In neglecting to discover the superfluous referableice to the employees culminates into misdirecting them which is unethical. On the opposite, any enjoyment that ends up revealing the union’s private referableice is unethical. Therefore, the tussle in the ghostly difficulty insist-upons a firm determination which can singly be informed by part ethics. At the prominent, the principal part comes to the structure that you arrest the solution supervisorial lie, thus, path to the liberated referableice.

    Therefore, securitying the union’s referableice is fastidious and thrives complete the ghostly obligations to the structure. The employees insist-upon substance issued with a suggest of the tendency the union is operating in, thus giving them an occasion to fit restraint their coming and avoiding substance caught red-handed.


    Ferrell, O. C., & Fraedrich, J. (2015). Business Ethics: Ghostly determination making & cases. Nelson Education.

    Manning, G. & Curtis, K. (2014). The Art of Leadership. 5th Ed. McGraw-Hill. ISBN#: 978-0077862459.