JSIS 202 Week 10 Notes
JSIS 202 Week 10 Notes JSIS 202
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Transformative Leadership Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:29 AM Weber pages 115 -128: moral mapping of political leadership Politics is a form of violence Weber: ON Who Shouldn't be a politician? • One who has a vulgar vanity; deadly enemy of matter-of-fat devotion to a cause and to distance toward oneself • 2 deadly sins in politics: lack of objectivity - lack of devotion to cause • Leading to irresponsibility; that is the demagogue who depends upon "effect". Concerned with the "impression" he makes - loss of objectivity and loss of serving a cause higher than vanity • Bragging hides inner weakness and impotence hides behind his boastful exuberance. • Power becomes a form of "personal intoxification - no longer objective and disinterest ed. • A moral leader has an objective Questionable Leaders Religious Ethic: Ethic of Ultimate Ends • Ethic of ultimate ends involves a purity of intention; that is, the task is to will one thing: the good; one seeks this good regardless of context or consequ ence; historical examples abound, from Christ to pacifists of many religious and secular traditions; they refuse to do violence as a means and suffer for principle • John Quincy Adams: "Do justice though the heaven's fall." • Everyone operates out of an ethi c of responsibility or ethic of ultimate ends • Pragmatism: ethic of responsibility Political Ethic: Ethic of Responsibility • Ethic of responsibility takes into account the deficiencies of humankind, the limitations of pure intentions - one's own and others; it calculates, borrowing from utilitarianism, circumstance; it adapts to context for the sake of creating the greatest good for the greatest number. Weber - The Dangers of Mixing Religion and Politics • He who seeks the salvation of the soul, of his own and of others, should not seek it along the avenue of politics, for the quite different tasks of politics can only be solved by violence. The genius or demon of politics lives in an inner tension with the god of love… The Danger of Ultimate Moral Forms • Persons employing the ethic of ultimate ends, may cause evil inadvertently by being so stubborn to empirical facts and so dedicated to pure principle that no compromise is made and thus cultural realities are ignored and terrible errors of judgement occur; some have called pacifism as a way to enable evil; one must overcome evil with force to protect the innocent. Lincoln and Mandela: Moral Learners • They were ambitious, morally, educationally and professionally; they wanted to rise in social influence and political power. • The misnomer in leadership is that leaders are born, nominated; reality shows that leaders nominate themselves over and over again; these two did. • If you want to be a leader nominate yourself over and over again. Lincoln: Against the Grain Mandela's Development • Proud rebelliousness from his father • Refused to dwell on blame; sympathetic to white missionaries • Non-racial bias • Sticks by his word • Fearlessness Explaining Moral Leadership: Common Traits • The desire for moral learning • The willingness to take a stand • Contraction against conventional wisdom • Strong and ambitious ego Ethics of Responsibility • Pragmatist, not Puritanical • Aware of human limitations • Willing to compromise • Empirical strategists Lincoln's Ethics in Uncertainty • Engaged politican o Can I prevent the worse situation from coming about? Final Lecture Friday, June 3, 2016 11:29 AM Explaining Moral Leadership: Common Traits • The desire for moral learning • The Willingness to take a stand • Contrarian against conventional wisdom • Strong and ambitious ego Lincoln's Ethics in uncertainty Mandela's Ethics of Responsibility in a Time of Uncertainty Self-righteousness The Mature Moral leader: the Integration of the Ethic of Responsibility and the Et