This chapter looks at the twin concepts of values and virtues; and uses the lens of corruption to show how and when they intersect. It outlines some classic ideas on values-based leadership and then moves on to a discussion on how virtue has been cast and recast in public use. It will argue that although the idea of virtue may seem somewhat old-fashioned, perhaps even quaint, it is a very common form of public discourse around corruption. The chapter will then offer two recent empirical case studies on values-driven leadership from the New Zealand Police and the New Zealand public service. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the dark side of the value-virtue nexus in political debate, touching on the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
Noel Dennis and Michael Macaulay
Through the metaphor of jazz and specifically with reference to the work of Miles Davis in management education around the areas of entrepreneurship, small business and innovation, the authors present an extended metaphor of the transferability of jazz knowledge into the marketing management and entrepreneurship training and practice. The jazzer/reader model within both music and business is given as the key comparison between those who improvise and innovate and those who ‘read the music’ or prefer to maintain the status quo and follow guidance rather than take risks and be experimental. The Miles Davis example of a jazz innovator but also a highly successful artist commercially is illustrated both with quotations from the literature and key figures in music and music scholarship and also by the experience of the authors in providing an unusual and useful way to use metaphor to understand scholarship and training in marketing and entrepreneurship.