reply Most corporation’s primary goal is to make a profit (Rogers, 2009). Many corporations take it to the extremes in idea of making of profits and by doing so sacrifice the health of its employees and the environment (Rogers, 2009). Over the past ten years there have been several high-profile scandals in both the private sector and the public sector (Sendjaya, Pekerti, Ha¨rtel, Hirst, & Butarbutar, 2014). These scandals brought about the observation and focus on the characteristics of the leaders (Sendjaya, Pekerti, Ha¨rtel, Hirst, & Butarbutar, 2014). The evidence of the observations is that the business and government leaders were motivated by self-interest and displayed an inclination to use any means necessary to achieve their goals (Sendjaya, Pekerti, Ha¨rtel, Hirst, & Butarbutar, 2014).
The recent global financial crisis can be seen as the corporate psychology having played a significant role in creating the crisis (Marshall, Baden, & Guidi, 2012). It is believed that the emergence of dark leadership within the corporate leadership psychopathy as the reason (Marshall, Baden, & Guidi, 2012). As we learned in earlier discussions, Apple, which is looked upon good here in the United States doesn’t follow social responsibility in foreign factories. Apple chooses to operate under an autocracy, in their foreign factories in which management has absolute power over the workers and claims the personal privileges (Morgan, 2006) of their workers. This in itself shows a callous unconcern for the feelings of the workers.
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