SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Wright, T. & Goodstein, J. (2007). Character is not “dead” in management research: A review of individual character and organizational-level virtue. Journal of Management, 33(6), 928-958.

Questions to consider:

  1. Why is studying strength of character important to research? Why would a business or organization be interested in this area of research?
  2. Do you agree or disagree with the authors’ perspective on cheating in school? 
  3. How do the authors describe virtue and ethos?
  4. How does culture impact character?
  5. What are the three main points of this article?

Article 2: Zhu, W., Riggio, R., Avollo, B., & Sosik, J. (2011). The effect of leadership on follower moral identity: Does transformational/transactional style make a difference? Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 18(2), 150-163.

Questions to consider:

  1. What does the article say about the effect of transformational/transactional leadership on follower moral identity?
  2. What did you learn from this article that further added to your understanding of “moral identity?”
  3. What are some of the practical implications from this research that managers can apply as they go about leading others?
  4. What are 3-4 other key learnings from this article?