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Analysis Of Malcom X An Ethical Leader

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Nomination of Malcom X as Ethical Leader
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader” (John Quincy Adams). However, not all leaders are ethical leaders. Nonetheless, not every ethical person is a leader. Indeed, there are many people that are both ethical and a leader, in fact, I believe that Malcom X was an Ethical leader. Personally, I believe ethical leaders must have a purpose that is both morally correct and inspires many. I believe that the following quote by Malcom X shows the essence of his ethical leadership, “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything” (Malcom X). Malcom X was a man who stood for the truth regardless of the situation, therefore Malcom X was an ethical
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This is the 2nd principle of ethical intelligence. Malcom X was a leader who sought to make things better, both for himself and for those who faced injustices. The following quote by Malcom shows this idea of making things better, “My thinking had been opened wide in Mecca… I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda … I’m for truth no matter who tells it. I’m for justice no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole”. 373- (X and Haley 1973) This shows that Malcom acted on the 2nd principle of ethical intelligence of making things better, because of the fact he was not one sided with his view of Justice. Sadly during that period of history the concept of Justice was rather one sided. In fact, Malcom X himself had this one sided view of Justice before his trip overseas. However, what makes Malcom a true ethical leader is that he owned up to his mistakes and worked to correct all the wrong he had done. Essentially, he died correcting the wrong that he helped spread. This shows that he also practiced the third and fourth principle of ethical intelligence. Malcom X’s central purpose was to be fair and give everyone his or her due. This idea of giving everyone their due is what justice is all about. By Speaking out against the ways of the Nation of Islam Malcom practice the idea of respect others by telling…show more content…
There are many life lessons that can be learned by studying the life and actions of Malcom X. Thus, I believe that we as students can learn from Malcom; acting with integrity, holding firm to our beliefs, always updating our views, to seek knowledge, and to stand for justice no matter the situation. Often times, the people of modern society frame their views based on ill-informed ideas and views. Personally, I think by studying the life of Malcom I am more careful about subscribing to a particular view without really having a vast understanding of it. In addition, it takes a lot of courage to stand up for that which is just, however, the reward is far more
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