Self-leadership & social responsibility at work


Mental images of greedy managers operating from lavish executive suites, misusing power to manipulate organizations (and the people that work for them and depend on them) for personal gain, can be discouraging. Each of us has a choice in terms of our own self-leadership stance concerning ethical behavior and social responsibility. Enron is a great example of self-leadership and ethics.

First, read the following case study on Enron in the Journal of Leadership.

Compare and contrast the leadership of Enron with the non-management of Enron in light of self-leadership. How did Enron’s corporate culture promote unethical decisions and actions? What lessons have you personally learned from Enron which will mold your self-leadership?