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  1. How Virtue Fits Within Business Ethics.J. Thomas Whetstone - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 33 (2):101 - 114.
    This paper proposes that managers add an attention to virtues and vices of human character as a full complement to moral reasoning according to a deontological focus on obligations to act and a teleological focus on consequences (a balanced tripartite approach). Even if the criticisms of virtue ethics cloud its use as a mononomic normative theory of justification, they do not refute the substantial benefits of applying a human character perspective – when done so in conjunction with also-imperfect act-oriented perspectives. (...)
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    The Language of Managerial Excellence: Virtues as Understood and Applied.J. Thomas Whetstone - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 44 (4):343-357.
    Who a manager is, as a person of moral character, has been only of tangential interest in social science definitions of management, which have focused on functions, roles, behaviors, and environmental influences. But how do managers themselves speak of managerial excellence? This paper answers this for a particular corporation, based on a three-phased research process that deliberately imposes no descriptive or normative categories, but allows the answer to emerge, listening to what managers themselves say when discussing excellent managers and their (...)
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    Personalism and Moral Leadership: The Servant Leader with a Transforming Vision.J. Thomas Whetstone - 2002 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 11 (4):385–392.
    After briefly describing the philosophy of personalism this article assesses each of three normative leadership paradigms in terms of five major themes of this phenomenological philosophy. Servant leadership appears to be closest to personalism. The critical ingredient for servant leadership is also personalism’s starting point, i.e. the dignity of each human person. A genuine servant leader works with his followers in building a community of participation and solidarity. However, some claim that servant leaders are subject to manipulation by their followers. (...)
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  4. The Finest Teacher I Have Known: Norman E. Harper.J. Thomas Whetstone - 2002 - Teaching Business Ethics 6 (2):269-271.
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