Assignment 2: Writing- Ethics and
Leadership Analysis and Application
Read the course document on Ethics and Leadership Analysis and Application
located in the Doc Sharing area. The Ethics and Leadership
Analysis and Application paper is a Learning Assessment System Assignment
(LASA). LASA assignments are explained in a document in the Course Home.
Some of the material covered in earlier modules is integrated into this LASA
assignment. If you have questions about what is expected of you in this assignment,
bring them up immediately.
After reading it you will be choosing one of the following topics to write
Illegal downloading of music
Sale of low-end wines to poor areas
Kathy Lee Gifford and unethical practices of supplier factories
Environmental damage from the BP oil spill
What are the relevant facts of the case? What
facts are not known? Do you know enough
to draw a conclusion? What, if any, additional information would you seek?
Is this issue about more than what is legal or
what is most efficient? If so, how?
What was the role of company leadership in this
case? How did they impact the case in
both the positive and negative way?
What individuals and groups have an important
stake in the outcome? Are some concerns more important than others? Why do
these groups take precedence? Do you agree with this precedence?
What are the options for acting? Evaluate the
options by asking the following questions:
option will produce the most good and do the least harm? (The Utilitarian
option best respects the rights of all who have a stake? (The Rights
option treats people equally or proportionately? (The Justice Approach)
option best serves the community as a whole, not just some members? (The
Common Good Approach)
option leads you to act as the sort of person you want to be? (The Virtue
Could this decision or situation be more
damaging to someone or to some group? What are the cross cultural dimensions
involved? Does this decision involve a choice between a good and bad
alternative, or perhaps between two “goods” or between two
“bads”? How can all the relevant persons and groups be
Considering all these approaches, which option
best addresses the situation?
How can the action decision be implemented with
the greatest care and attention to the concerns of all stakeholders? Be specific about the cross-cultural
dimensions to your answer. Discuss how all
stakeholders might be persuaded to this course of action, pointing out cultural
issues, as appropriate. In your paper,
show how you would present the relevant information as it would be communicated
to various stakeholders at a level of detail and sophistication needed to be
What can the stakeholders learn from this specific
situation? What have you learned from
this case that you can apply immediately in your own career or life experience?