Week 10 Dicussion

Week 10 Discussion

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Ethical and Legal Issues

Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley, and Sherron Watkins risked their jobs, health, privacy, and sanity to uncover ethical and legal violations occurring within WorldCom, Enron, and the FBI, respectively (Lacayo & Ripley, 2002). Each of these women was extraordinary in her efforts to do the right thing in the face of adversity. Though it may appear easy, many public and nonprofit leaders and managers have difficulty recognizing and adequately addressing ethical and legal issues within their organizations.

In this Discussion, you analyze ethical and legal issues related to a public or nonprofit organization. Then, you consider how you might address these issues as a leader or manager within a public or nonprofit organization.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources. Search the Walden Library or the Internet for an article related to ethical or legal issues applicable to a public or nonprofit organization of your choosing. Consider approaches leaders and followers or employees used to address these ethical or legal issues and whether you agree with their approaches.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 3 a description of the ethical and/or legal issues discussed in the article. Finally, explain what approaches you might take to address these issues as a manager or leader within the public or nonprofit organization and why you chose these approaches. Be specific.