Sherron Watkins Leadership

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Sherron Watkins Leadership

Perhaps, not all leaders are honest and real to the people they lead. However, there are some who comes out with outstanding leadership qualities and skills in their work plan. There are some who in the presence of the public they pretend to be good, but on the side when the curtain is closed, they are beasts who takes people’s money for their selfish interest. Sherron Watkins comes out and proves to be the authentic and adaptive leader by ensuring that there is honesty, integrity and perhaps a leadership that is free from selfish gains as in the case of Enron who portrayed the dark side of leadership for personal gains (Abbas, page 42-60).

However, Sherron Watkins, the Vice President of the Corporate Development and an authentic leader reported the financial irregularities in the department of Enron as the CEO of accounting in that company. She was able to reveal without any fear of being attacked by Enron (Hanes, page 40). She was driven by the force of honesty and being faithful to the company and the people she is serving. Additionally, she was able to report the fraud to government authorities despite the fact that she was risking her career life at the six largest energy company in the world. Sherron displayed a low concern for her self-interest and a very high concern for the interest of others. Her actions display a genuinely authentic and adaptive leader.

Ethics of a good leader involves the application of integrity and honesty. It is concerned with the kind of values and morals an individual or a community finds attractive and desirable (Karsten, page 204). The ethical theory provides us with the systems of laws or principles that guides us in the process of making the right decision. Sherron was able to make a correct and distinct decision even though it was tight and involving, but she stood by the truth and revealed the mess that has happened in the company. Perhaps, this quality led to the life of the business that would have perished.


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Hanes, Leah. Leadership for Social Change: Illuminating the Life of Dr. Helen Caldicott. Diss. Antioch University, 2015.

Karsten, Margaret Foegen. Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace: Management, gender, and ethnicity in the United States. Vol. 1. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

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