Repentance and Continuous Improvement: Ethical Implications for the Modern Leader
Journal of Business Ethics
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Although leadership of organizations rarely is discussed in terms of the religious construct of repentance, we propose that repentance and continuous improvement are closely related ideas that profoundly impact individuals and organizations. We identify six parallels between repentance and continuous improvement and then show how these parallels apply to the fundamental principles associated with highly regarded leadership perspectives. We conclude by identifying five contributions of the article to the management literature.
Atkins, Ryan; Caldwell, Cam; Dixon, Rolf D.; and Dowdell, Stefan M., "Repentance and Continuous Improvement: Ethical Implications for the Modern Leader" (2011). HCBE Faculty Articles. 598.