Machiavelli’s basic philosophy is found in his simple words, “The end justifies the means.” After reviewing the article “The Leadership Ethics of Machiavelli’s Prince,” respond to one of the following:

Discuss how the use of Machiavellian tactics conflicts with your personal ethical beliefs.
Discuss which Machiavellian tactics you could use to increase your professional effectiveness.
Describe how Machiavellian tactics will affect perceptions of your communication style.
Within business, does the end justifies the means? Why?

Discuss what information you found surprising in the Self-Assessment of Leadership Communication Capabilities you took this week, and why.
Response Guidelines
Respond to at least two other learners and share your thoughts on their posts. How do your personal or professional experiences resonate with their ideas? What can you add to their ideas, building upon the connections you have made?