For each answer, please include rationale and citations to provide support. You may use outside resources and research, but the expectation is that the majority of the citations will come from the course readings/presentations.
Business writing skills are essential for effective business practices. Business writing means clear, concise, and persuasive. Please answer the below questions in NO MORE THAN the page limit specified at the end of the question. (Double spaced Times Roman 12ft font, 1 in margins (if you do it right, the page limit might be challenging)).
1.Apply the Baird Method to the following ethical dilemma (yes, this is similar to the case that we worked out for the ethical reasoning model in class â€“ this is intentional). 1 page (20 pts)
You are about to make a major hire for your sales team. As the sales manager, you have the final say in which of the three final candidates will get the offer. The last step of your hiring process is to check referÂences. You decide that you will see if the applicants have a FaceBookÂ® page and see what information you can glean from that site. On the unsecure wall of your favorite candidate, you discover that she has several threads of conversation about the political situation in Russia. Some of the people whose conversations she is following are advocating going against the government, even to demonstrations and other acts of civil disobedience.
What would you do given that one of you major markets is Russia , you find yourself wondering if someone who is against the current system in Russia would in fact be a good sales rep in that market?
2.In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the ethical reasoning method vs. the Baird method? Can you support this opinion? Lastly, do you think that you should exclusively use one over the other? 1 page (10 pts)
3. What should organizational leaders do to create more ethical organizations (broad question, I know!) 1 page (10 pts)
4.In your own words, describe Bairdâ€™s four ethical perspectives. Even though it is said that no one lens is better than the other, do you think that one is better for leadership positions (answers will and should vary). 1 page (10 pts)
5.What are your most pressing issues surrounding moral intelligence (emotional or otherwise)? Are these reflected in your Baird ethical perspective? Â½ page (10 pts)
6. In your own words, what does it mean to be morally intelligent and why is it important? Â½ page (10 pts)
7.What can we do as organizations and as individuals about the Romance of Leadership and to limit the negative impact of unethical leaders? Â½ page (10 pts)
If done right, this midterm should be a process of both knowledge application, as well as self-reflection. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it!
FYI â€“If you are concerned about the page limits, I, personally, have gone through each of these questions myself within the midterm restrictions.