Can We Lead Change without Integrity?

ID: 49689 Type: Full Paper
  1. Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Wednesday, November 16 10:00-10:30 AM Location: Bell View on map

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Abstract: It is time to rethink leadership. We need to step outside the box; we need to rethink how to have people work with one another as morally upright problem solvers, rebuilding organization in the third millennium. Research holds that modern organizations are led by the eight traits one of which is honesty and integrity ( Kirkpatrick & Locke, &, 2012). However, other researchers hold that the third millennium leadership seems to be plagued by much corruption (Corruption Perception Index 2015; Transparency International Corruption Index). We need to connect the dots. The objectives of this case study are twofold: first, the case study evaluates whether local leaders are perceived as change agents; second, the case study evaluates whether local change agents are perceived as leading with integrity. The results showed that participant’s perceptions are that integrity was not the order of the day.

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