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Part I – Before Reading
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, explains that our “ethical compass” often comes from the people who surround us in this excerpt from an interview in 2013.
Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business. (May 30, 2013). Apple ceo tim cook on ethical leadership. [Video file]. Youtube.
Share Your Thoughts (5 points)
Who do you look to as your ethical role model (a past employer, family member, community member, etc.)? What behaviors/qualities make them stand out to you?
Part II – After Reading
Evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses. To begin:
Complete the “Leadership Skills Appraisal” as a self-assessment for a work experience, college, school of business, or student organization. You are measuring your own performance.
Identify any areas in which you scored as “sometimes” or “rarely.” If you rated high in all areas, identify three areas that you consider the most important.
Look back at your ethical role model and determine what lessons you can learn from their behavior.
Share Your Thoughts (15 points)
What areas of weakness/priorities did you establish in your analysis using the Leadership Skills Appraisal?
Consider the video above. How would you describe yourself, in terms of your leadership style? Is this the same or different than how you would describe your ethical role model?
What actionable behaviors does your ethical role model perform that you can apply to current and future leadership positions? Have they had any failures you may also learn from?
Define your next steps by drafting a SMART goal for one area for improvement. Provide an alignment with your current employer’s organizational goals, if possible.
Submission Requirements and Resources
In order to facilitate group discussion and take into account the varying student schedules, please post original responses by Wednesday at 11:59 pm CST. Discussion boards will close Sunday at 11:59 pm CST each week.
Post a minimum of 2 substantive responses by EOD Sunday
Head over to the resources page, Discussion Criteria, to view specific discussion requirements, examples, and the discussion rubric.