Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

Power Usage in the Frame of Ethical Leadership: The Case of “Whiplash”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Öykü İyigün*, Zeliha Ovali, Bartu Genel

The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of ethical leadership aiming for success in terms of negative or positive impacts of the level of power usage on followers. It is also aimed to analyze the ethical leadership style while focusing on power and success. The study also explains what ethical leadership is, what kind of features ethical leader should have, why the ethical leadership is important in the organization, how the ethical leadership influences the followers. Furthermore, by analyzing Daniel Chazelle’s movie “Whiplash” which won three awards at the 87th Academy Awards and explanatory example for excessive power usage on followers, level of power usage of the leader (conductor) who is ambitious and high-disciplined and its unethical framework will be tried to investigate both on followers and leader’s perspective. In conclusion, it is discussed particularly that the results of this same compelling, high-pressure power usage to gain success in two different followers in different ways.

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