Ethics Leadership Comparison Matrix Paper

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Comparison Matrix Paper
Ethics Leadership
Jennifer M. Howard
Grand Canyon University: LDR 800
February 22, 2012

This paper compares three empirical articles about ethical leadership practices that relate to the use of ethical power, authority, persuasion, and/or motivation. Article one was entitled “The relationship between ethical leadership and core job characteristics” and written by Ronald F. Piccolo, Rebecca Greenbaum, Deanne N. Den Hartog, and Robert Folger (2010). The second article was entitled “Impact of Ethical Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange on Whistle Blowing: The Moderating Impact of the Moral Intensity of the Issue” and was written by Kanika T. Bahl and Anubha Dadhich (2011). Article three was entitled “When Leadership Goes Unnoticed: The Moderating Role of Follower Self-Esteem on the Relationship Between Ethical Leadership and Follower Behavior” and was written by James B. Avery, Michael E. Palanski, and Fred O. Walumbwa.

The purpose of the three articles was similar. The three articles were concerned with ethical leadership and the effects on followers’ behavior and performance. Article one focused on ethical leadership effects on task and citizenship performance mediated by task significance, autonomy and effort through testing a model. The focus of article two was on exploring the impact of leader-member exchange (LMX) and ethical leadership on whistle blowing. Article three examined the effect of ethical leadership to find out if the influence on follower’s behavior is more or less effective.

Article one’s importance is to find the relationship between core job characteristics and ethical leadership. The importance of article two is to find the impact of leader-member exchange and ethical leadership on whistle blowing. Finally, article three’s importance is...
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