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LDRS 5004: Ethics In Leader/Follower Relationships

Concentration: Leadership Studies
Credits: 3 graduate credits


Exploration of relationship between leaders and followers through an ethical lens, with special attention to relational dynamics, toxic leaders, and moral dilemmas. Insights from courageous followership, intelligent disobedience, and ethical leadership will illuminate followership typologies and surface opportunities to work as moral agents of change.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess emerging trends in leader-follower relationships.
  • Analyze the foundations of ethical leadership, as related to leader-follower relationships.
  • Distinguish different followership typologies.
  • Evaluate strategies for responding to toxic leaders and related moral dilemmas.
  • Examine opportunities for followers to work as moral agents of change.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Graduate Standing


Eric Kaufman