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13 February 2020

Ethical Leadership in a New Age of Work

This chapter looks at the past as a means for understanding the future. While new technologies change the context of work, they do not always change the ethics of leaders who make decisions about business and what transpires in the workplace. By focusing on the ethical challenges of leadership that must be overcome to develop ethical leaders, it argues that a new age of work requires a new age in which leaders really are ethical and effective. The chapter begins by examining some of the recurring ethical problems with work. It then explores the ethical challenges of being a leader and concludes with a discussion of three essential qualities for ethical leadership.