Leadership Ethics. Managerial Leadership 5670 Carroll Lucas 28 April 2010. Purpose. To help Leaders understand the dynamics of Ethical Leadership . Agenda. Define Leadership Define Ethics Ethical Leadership Code of Ethics Leaders Dilemma Ethical Reasoning Process
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Managerial Leadership 5670
28 April 2010
To help Leaders understand the dynamics
of Ethical Leadership
Code of Ethics
Ethical Reasoning Process
Tools for the Ethics Kit Bag
Conclusion & Recommendations
Leadership is an action verb – you know it when you see it and feel it (coach, teacher, or parent)
Leadership is about taking responsibility and assuming risk
Leadership entails both the leading of people and the managing of things (programs, processes, and equipment)
Leadership requires action
They devote themselves to serving the needs and achieving the goals of the organizations.
They devote themselves to serving the needs of those they lead.
They facilitate personal growth and development in those they lead.
They encourage and value input and self expression from those they lead.
They are good listeners and effective at building strong cross functional and collaborative teamwork.
• Trust and confidence
• Effective communications
“You need to look back now and again to see if they’re still following you”
From An Unnamed Cowboy
Ethics are standards of beliefs and values that guide conduct, behavior, and activities. In other words, a way of thinking that provides boundaries for our actions. Ethics are simply doing the right thing.
Ethical leadership involves both acting and leading ethically over time all the time.
If you aim for the outer rim,
Aim for Ethics
Just getting by
You will inevitably miss the target.
When employees feel their leaders are ethical, and that ethics is a priority in the organization they:
• Feel less pressure to compromise ethical standards
• Observe less misconduct on the job
• Are more satisfied with their organization overall
• Feel more valued as employees
Ethical leadership should be practiced all the time by anyone in a formal or informal leadership position.
• In order to lead others, you must make sure
your house is in order
• People are always watching you
• Know your own strengths and weaknesses
– Self Assessment and Self Awareness
• Know something about your employees
– Name, married, kids, and professional goals
– Three basic kinds of people
– Intelligence and ability
• Empower trusted and proven employees
• Know your employee’s strengths and weaknesses
– Exploit their strengths and help them improve on their weaknesses
– Try to affect people positively not infect them negatively
• Be humble
Ethical behavior starts with you. As a leader, you set an example. Leaders should exhibit some or all of the following personal qualities and behaviors:
Honesty, Integrity, Impartiality, Fairness, Loyalty, Dedication, Responsibility and Accountability.
All organizations need to create an ethics and compliance program. It is essential to create a policy which contains repercussions for ethical misconduct and incentives for employees to behave ethically.