My hope is to always be an example, and being ethical is the foundation of setting a good example for others. The old adage, “actions speak louder than words” rings true in relation to ethics. I aim to show people what my moral principles are based on my actions. At times, it can get difficult because I might let emotions cloud my judgment, but after all, doing the right thing for the sake of others is most important to me.
In my leadership I would incorporate my own ethical values (being moral, honest, trustworthy, and reliable) setting examples for others to imitate. I would associate with others who match my values and passion for success, train others to reach for their goals as well as showing gratitude as often as possible. I am not afraid to make and admit mistakes. I would follow the golden rules, the words of wisdom, believing in the power of faith that any productive member of society should strive to live by. To behave ethically is to behave in a manner that is consistent with what is generally considered to be right or moral.
Ethics means doing what one believes is the right and best choice for them and what is right to me might not be right to others. Virtues, responsibilities, obligations, and believes all contribute to how people see and analyze things. We are all diverse in how we see and comprehend situations and how we feel about each situation will change how we reason our actions. So should ethics be base on reasons or feelings? I believe that it should be the base on both.
Applying your personal values to every situation is very important, however, you must learn to separate what you know and what is in actuality the best outcome for your client. I will be discussing the ways I feel about the “Vignette’s”, while also incorporating different things I have learned from the readings and class discussions. The first vignette I want to discuss is vignette number two. I decide to chose this particular scenario because it was something that I did not agree with. It not only brought a lot of conflicting emotions but made me really think about why someone would do something like this.
Understanding your personal ethical perspective is very important. It allows you to look at yourself in terms of your accomplishments, hopes, wants, needs, and desires. We all deal with laws and rules that have to be followed. Some of those laws and rules may go against what a person may believe to be immoral or unjust. How we respond to those issues all play a part in our personal ethical perspective.
Aside from it, weighing results of actions or decision is also another major concern because of the fact that a person has critically analyze whose side is needed to satisfied. There are instances that moral obligations are also considered, in which moral is defined as a universal accepted personal human behavior that allows a person to decide whether an action or decision is good or bad. In the case of Joelle, this study will significantly identify the different ethical principles that can be applied in the case. In addition to it, the study will also arrive in one ethical theory that Joelle can be applied in her situation in order for her to effectively determine what she will do and if her decision and action can be considered ethical or the right thing. UTILITARIANISM Utilitarianism is an ethical theory in which determining the rightness or wrongness of action or decision is based on determining whether the greatest benefit or happiness will be provided in the highest or greatest number of population.
These differences in culture and personal beliefs influence any decision, whether personal or professional, of any individual. Certain cultures within the work force may decide not to adhere to organizational codes of conduct because of not only personal feelings, but also because of the varying differences in cultural backgrounds. The intent of this paper is to identify values that are important to me personally, organizationally, and culturally, and the effects that these values have on decision making in regards to my personal and professional life. Personal values are most important to me since these values define individuality. David Peters (2003) said it best when he said “an examination of our beliefs can offer valuable insights into our character and help us determine a clear pathway to a more satisfying life.” Honesty, integrity, loyalty, and respect are highly valued and these values are present in my everyday life.
By recognizing the existence of an ethical dilemma, an individual will be able to have moral awareness about the issue. Next, the individual should make a decision about what’s right by using their moral judgment. Last, but not least, the individual should then demonstrate ethical behavior by taking action to do the right thing (Nelson, 2007, p. 16). The way a decision is handled all depends upon the individual’s characteristics, though. Although many people understand the ethical problem that is at hand, many times they find it difficult to do the right thing; this is due to different types of pressures they feel obligated to fall in.
As a “world-class” student you should be have strong morals that are important to you and stick with it regardless of the situation. Having good morals and applying them to your daily life may seem like a simple task, but someday someone may ask you to compromise. It is important not to compromise your beliefs and morals for the benefit of another person. I am a very hard-headed person and I work hard for what I know is right. If a situation comes up and I do not agree with the decision I will fight for what I believe is right in the most professional manner.
Ethics show you how to live a good life. In order to understand the ultimate good life one must evaluate different ethical theories to find one that fits them best. The Moral Point of View provides a structure for what a good theory should encompass. My position of the Moral Point of View is that it is essential; the theory from class that best approaches how to live a good life is the one that follows it closely. The Moral Point of View requires you to take into account the effect that your actions have on both yourself and others because we have duties and obligations to both ourselves and others.