The Wise and Ethical Leader. Tony Aretz, Ph.D. Academic Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org. Why should we be ethical?. March 16, 2005. American Ethics (Recent Harris Poll Data). 89% say it is important to be ethical 41% say their current supervisor or boss is ethical
Tony Aretz, Ph.D.
Academic Vice President
March 16, 2005
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
Rev. Martin Luther King
“Leadership is a process whereby an
individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.”
Leadership is a process whereby an
individual inspiresa group to achieve a common goal by the power of their integrity and wisdom.
Giving voice to an ennobling vision already present in people’s hearts and minds that motivates selfless contributions to achieving the common goal.
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.”
John F. Kennedy
“I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one. The horse will disappear from the highways, the automobile will be taken for granted.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
But so did
Hitler, Manson, Jim Jones,
and Osma bin Laden
Washington, Lincoln, Gandhi, and
Martin Luther King also inspired people…
Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, over 2000 years ago, recognized that the only path to a just and effective society is for citizens and rulers to be virtuous.
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”