Lakota virtues and leadership principles: insights and applications for ethical leaders

Caldwell, C. (2017). Lakota virtues and leadership principles: insights and applications for ethical leaders. Journal of Management Development, 36(3).

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to identify the practical value and leadership applications of the twelve virtues of the Lakota (Sioux) nation and their importance for ethical leaders in the modern world. This paper describes and briefly summarizes each of the twelve Lakota virtues and presents parallel insights from the leadership literature in summarizing the ethically-related nature of the Lakota virtues. The paper demonstrates that scholars in leadership affirm that the Lakota virtues have parallel scholarly support as important factors in ethical leadership. The paper affirms the importance of virtue-based leadership principles as a useful approach for modern leaders and demonstrates the wisdom and practical value of traditional Lakota perspectives. The opportunity to focus on the importance of virtue-based ethical leadership is reinforced. Today's current and would-be leaders can benefit by comparing their own perspectives about leadership with the twelve Lakota virtues. By examining their own behaviors and comparing them with the Lakota virtues, leaders and those who wish to lead can increase their understanding of the value of these virtues in the leader-follower relationship. Little has been written in the management literature about the practical application of Native American virtues and values and the opportunity to revisit the implications of the Lakota virtues adds to the leadership literature and provides insights about this people.

Read the article: Caldwell, C. (2017). Lakota virtues and leadership principles: insights and applications for ethical leaders. Journal of Management Development, 36(3).



(Something interesting I found)Posted:Mar 01 2017, 12:00 AM by jlmatelski
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