What is an ethical leader? They lead by example and exemplify ethical decision making and conduct focused on a common good. They are known to act with integrity and inspire respect among peers, constituents, and subordinates. Successful ethical leaders are champions of their beliefs and communicate them throughout an organization to develop a supportive culture.
Keep in mind that all people possess virtues and vices, and while they may strive to support ethical tenets, they may fail at times.
In this assignment you also have the opportunity to learn about Bernie Madoff.
Carlson, R. (2019). What Bernie Madoff did and who he defrauded. Retrieved from https://www.thebalancesmb.com/bernard-madoff-and-his-ponzi-scheme-393095
Cold Fusion (2019). The Man Who Stole $65 billion (Bernie Madoff). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDqGSmTPtOQ
Crippen, A. (2008). Warren Buffett: People thought “I was doing some sort of Ponzi scheme.” Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2008/12/16/warren-buffett-people-thought-i-was-doing-some-sort-of-ponzi-scheme.html
Maranjian, S. (2017). What Buffett and Madoff Have in Common. The Motley Fool. Retrieved from https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2009/01/07/what-buffett-and-madoff-have-in-common.aspx.
Address the following in a 3- to 4-page essay, demonstrating your critical-thinking skills:
· Discuss Warren Buffett’s approach to business dealings, especially as they relate to business ethics.
· Compare that approach to Bernie Madoff’s.
· Apply ethical philosophies that you have learned about in this Module and state which you think apply to Mr. Buffett.
· Which ethical philosophies apply to Mr. Madoff? Why?
Create a table where you compare and contrast these two investors from an ethical standpoint. Be sure to discuss your table in your paper.
Write a well-integrated paper with a strong introduction and conclusion, and use a few section headings (i.e., do not simply follow a Q & A format).
Use your module background information and any other reliable sources you wish to find. The sources do not need to come from the Trident Online Library. For all sources, however, provide in-text citations and include a reference list.
General References Useful for Preparing Graduate-Level Papers:
For a list of general reference sources related to locating library sources, using APA formatting, applying critical-thinking skills, and so forth, see General References Useful for Preparing Graduate-Level Assignments . It is not required that you read these sources page-by-page, but rather use them as guides.
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