Kings of Merida Bibliography

Kings of Merida – Bibliography

King David and Unethical and Immoral Conduct

Benton, D. M. (2016). Examining Dark Side Leadership and Impression Management of King David: A Social-Culture Texture Analysis of 2 Samuel 11 (Doctoral dissertation, Regent University). 

The author in this article has evaluated the darker side of the headship and administration run by King David. The negative leadership traits of King David are highlighted in this paper. He stated that the King preserved the darker side during his reign when he tried to skin his mistakes. He did this by taking the help of thrilling imprint management. Mistakes must never be hidden and thus one should learn from them. The essence of the research conducted by this author is good as he uses organizational leadership theory with the usage of scriptural headship when examining different ways to perform leadership as it has been stated in the Holy Bible. The author stated that the King was much beloved by his tribe but the flawed nature of him made him the unfavorable leader that the tribe didn’t wish for. The author quantifies an in-depth analysis in his doctoral dissertation and thus have a thorough examination of his analysis in the dissertation. The essentiality of the moral character was analyzed and how the distrust was enhanced because of the character flaw. The moral flaws and interest in doing the wrong highlighted the negative character of him. The immorality of King David was taken as the stepping stone towards his failure in his sovereignty. In return, he had to face serious acquisitions which only enhanced the distrust among the publicans. The database from where this research material was extracted out was from ProQuest and the research got retrieved from Regent University

Levine, M. P., & Boaks, J. (2015). What does ethics have to do with leadership? Journal of Business Ethics124(2), 225-242. 

The authors evaluate the relationship between ethics and leadership. These authors pay importance to the character when analyzing various leaders and their leaderships. The value of good character has been highlighted to have good sovereignty and imprinting leadership. The authors have valued adequate leadership and their control, inspiration, the ability to manage things, charm as well as expertness. In the end, the authors focus upon the fact that the character marks how would you rule and serve your people. Leaders with good character would pay much emphasis on doing good for their tribe and would think of their well-being. 

The quality of this publication is quite considerable as the authors took references of several leaders and ethical theories and have very well related them. Both the individuals hold good experience in their hands and have scrutinized the leadership and related theories in a precise manner. Thus, a transparent conclusion could be drawn concerning the character possessed by the leader concerning the ethics as well as leadership. 

The article thus summarizes the life of King David and the way it changed from being the most adored one to the most flawed one, meaning that the character not only rules how you are but also the way you behave with your people. The main shortfall observed during his reign was his character flaw. The deprived demeanor and the faulty character led him to make negative use of his power bringing his downfall closer to him. 

The database from where this article was assessed was from the Journal of Business Ethics

King Solomon and Focusing on Power and Wealth

Friedman, H. H., & Friedman, L. W. (2019). What Went Wrong? Lessons in Leadership from Solomon, the Bible’s Wisest and Worst Ruler. Friedman, HH, and Friedman, LW (2019). What Went Wrong, 1-20.

The author scrutinizes and detects the lessons of leadership which could be erudite from King Solomon. According to the Holy Bible, he is described as being the wisest ruler of his time. Besides this, he is not now remembered for good reasons and this happened only due to flawed character which led the headship of King Solomon towards the path of deterioration and the fame transversed into the worst ruler from the astute leader. Among the various flaws, one among them was that he lost the ability to perform ethical headship and instead paid concern concerning his peculiar wealth as well as pleasure. 

The quality of this article is as good as it was of King David, as they do a thorough and clear analysis by showing strong research in the work. With no doubt, the leader gets involved in their article and flows through the story in a stepwise manner with the help of examples they described in their article. With the help of this analysis only, the comparison between the leaderships was made and King Solomon had also been regarded as the leader with negative traits who faced downfalls in his leadership. 

This work has been associated with the study of traits regarding negative leadership practiced via King Solomon with the identification of special pursuits of power, money, and pleasure which led him to face failures. The authors mark an observation that the leaders must pay attention to fulfilling the requirements of the people rather than concentrating on how to have materialistic gains for their benefit. The author stated that with the use of material wealth King Solomon focused on constructing the modest place and make expenditures which brought about the enhancement in the taxes upon the publicans. This article was obtained from the database ResearchGate. 

Kong, D. T., & Volkema, R. (2016). Cultural endorsement of broad leadership prototypes and wealth as predictors of corruption. Social Indicators Research127(1), 139-152.

The authors in this article inspect how cultural endorsement, as well as wealth, could be valued in predicting corruption. The authors recognized corruption as a means of doing injustice upon publicans which necessitated the use of wrong and deputized powers. Upon further investigation, the authors stated that corruption tends to be a big hurdle concerning the leadership and inspected the manner in which the individual leaders with the help of social endorsement favored corruption. With further examination, it was analyzed that with the accretion of prosperity, the leaders moderated the social reception along with the exploitation. 

The authors widely state the trait of negative leadership via King Solomon. As he has earned a huge amount of prosperity, therefore, this paved his way to practice independent leadership. The throne of the corrupted leader upon his head made his publicans have oppression against him. The hunger to have more and more money made him a healthy corrupted leader. The quality of this work is much good and the researchers have made the use of 53 societies obtained from the archival data for leading their research. With the help of extensive sources, the authors could show that the leaders who are accepted by culture for being an independent leader, was strengthened via prosperity that became the chief component of having corruption. The authors employed the use of various satisfactory resources which helped in conducting their research and reach on the ultimate inference. The article was retrieved from the database Social Indicators Research.

King Rehoboam and Listening to the Wrong Advisors

Uroko, F. C. (2019). Civil Disobedience and The Survival of Democracy In Nigeria: Lessons From Rehoboam's Leadership. Igwebuike: An African Journal of Arts and Humanities4(5).

The author observed the notion regarding Civil Obedience in comparison to the democracy of Nigeria which could be linked to poor leadership via King Rehoboam. The author defined Civil Disobedience to be a state in which the leader has to decide and assume variations to be made in law so as to make rules and regulations which could prosper personal benefits more. The author made a clear connection between the existing democracy in Nigeria to what King Rehoboam practiced during his time in Israel. Both the leaders ascertained themselves to make certain laws which matched the fulfillment of personal gains. 

The research's quality is good as it offers a modern example of how King Rehoboam's leadership style could be specifically adapted to current leadership styles. Nevertheless, more research sources should have been used by the researcher to demonstrate the relationship between the two countries. The author’s quality is better because he does a good analysis to recognize the partnerships that exist. 

The article is related to King Rehoboam's analysis of negative leadership characteristics by explaining the way he heeded towards erroneous advisors and modified land laws to suit him. The implications of his acts are seen where a rift in Israel came in. The writer further describes that politicians view to influence along with the leadership incentives as an incentive regarding them to be made in case of selves and to fulfill and support the requirements as well as initiatives for their friends. 

The database that was used to retrieve the article was from the African Journal of Arts and Humanities. 

Chiu, C. Y. C., Balkundi, P., & Weinberg, F. J. (2017). When managers become leaders: The role of manager network centralities, social power, and followers' perception of leadership. The Leadership Quarterly28(2), 334-348.

The writers examined the character of managers for building up the positive as well as negative networks which could be employed for predicting the perception of leadership via their supporters. The authors observed that the managers had informal networks which resulted in greater damage with the assistance of social power. This served to be a differentiating factor between the leaders as well as non-leaders. Many of the managers who hold critical pieces of advice among the social organization generally have found to pay an impeccable authority and were thus believed to be the leaders amongst the independent supporters. The managers who did not have that casual arrangement of power were immensely neglected from their supporters and thus weren’t regarded as being the leaders. 

This research is based upon the learning which was gained from evaluating the traits of headship conducted by King Rehoboam to be disparaging. With this analysis, it was observed that King Rehoboam was not the man who had been socially powerful upon enchanting the erroneous information. Thus, as a result, he was seemed to be a no-leader amongst his supporters and hence, leading the division to take place in Israel. The societal culture of King Rehoboam also seemed to be flawed as it was constituted to be occupied with the peers who only held wrong shreds of advice whenever asked. The research’s quality is good as several leadership theories were incorporated for explaining this research. The authors in this article made the use of two significant theories which are the social ledger theory and social network theory, that evaluated the positive as well as negative advice and the manner in which it affects the supporters. The quality of the authors is good because they made the use of real-world properties upon their verdicts which implied the belief upon the leadership theory as well as social network theory. 

This research article was attained from the database- The Leadership Quarterly.