Transformational Leaders and Adolescent Volunteers: Their Visions, Our Children

Uzi Sasson, Hagai Katz

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Abstract

Organizations that employ adolescent volunteers matter, since these are mission-driven organizations, which represent certain visions. These visions are expressed in every aspect of their management, including how they mobilize, socialize and lead adolescent volunteers. We analyze these visions and how they are manifested the treatment of adolescent volunteers through in-depth interviews with the organizations' leaders. Different approaches were identified which carry ethical repercussions for the adolescent volunteers, including confounded ends and means, tension between respect and paternalism towards volunteers, and even intentional manipulation and deception. We suggest self-assessment, reflection and transparency to avoid unethical leadership and management of volunteers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • 2410:Social responsibility
  • 9130:Experiment/theoretical treatment
  • 9190:United States
  • Business And Economics--Management
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Self evaluation
  • Studies
  • Teenagers
  • United States--US
  • Volunteers

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