If a leader leads by a good example he or she will obtain/gain employees trust which is very important, because it’s the employees who help an organization stay in business. Leaders lead people, and leaders should always do the right things. Most employees tend to look for ethical guidance from others, and a leader within a workplace should therefore be the essential source of such guidance. According to Economy (2013) communication, support and facilitate employees, as well as having integrity are some qualities that make a good leader. Leaders with integrity would make good ethical leaders.
Ultimately, the ideal solution for promoting ethical comportment is not a punitive one, but a positive approach by the leaders of organisations. An ethical demeanour must be practiced by the leaders and modelled by those they lead. Ethical decision making ought to be acknowledged and rewarded. Ethics and leadership are united, and as Cuilla (1998), noted, ethics is the heart of leadership. One must return to that philosophy and make ethics a way of life.
I also communicate my personal ethics through my actions. If my decisions are made according to my ethical beliefs, then others should be able to recognize, through my behavior, what my personal morals are. Overall, being an ethical decision maker is important to me. As a leader, I understand that I play a part in establishing what is considered right and wrong, based on my actions and decisions. My hope is to always be an example, and being ethical is the foundation of setting a good example for others.
The foundation of this relationship is trust. The leaders themselves must be ethical in their decisions and actions in order to influence others to behave accordingly. Ethical leadership is to know one’s core values and having the courage to live them through one’s life. Ethics and leaders go hand in hand; ethics is the heart of leadership.
They also recognize the importance of ethical behavior. The best leaders exhibit both their values and their ethics in their leadership style and actions. Leadership ethics and values should be visible because they live them in their acti... ... middle of paper ... ...would follow the organizations code of ethics and provide guidelines for behavior and support to management’s assertion that they care about ethical behavior. I would care and act with compassion. In my leadership I would incorporate my own ethical values (being moral, honest, trustworthy, and reliable) setting examples for others to imitate.
I. Moral Deliberation An ethical business person is one who does the right thing, no matter what the situation. Ethics to me is a set of rules that advise how one must live their life, in an ethical manner. Business to me is something people engage in, in order to obtain resources for themselves and also their loved ones. As an ethical business person, these two things should go side by side.
I think it is important for each person have a personal set of ethics that they follow. These ethics can be important in the workplace, but can also be important in your own day to day life. I feel the ethical code I follow is relevant to both. I do not feel I would act a way in my work place that I would not act in my personal life, and vice versa. Some of the things that are in my own personal code of ethics is honesty.
According to Treviño Hartman, & Brown (2000) to be an “ethical leader” is necessary to be a moral person, and the same time a moral manager. (as cited in Crane & Matten, 2010). This implies, on the one hand, to own values as honesty and integrity (in related to moral person); on the other hand, to follow an ethical behaviour on professional and private scale, employees’ moral behaviour be rewarded and unethical conducts punish, and to have conversations about ethics with employees. (Treviño et al., 2000, as cited in L. van den Akker, Heres, Lasthuizen & Six, 2009). Finally and regarding to the characters, only Mike and Jan would be ethical leaders in my opinion, because they can combine benefits with ethics.
The ability to perceive Self-awareness of oneself is a key part in moral choice making, since morals are more than a set of rules. With the reality that the professional can perceive emotions, feeling, and have empathy for the client’s endeavors. This will help the professional to intertwined with good ethical decision for the client (Pawlukewicz, 2013). If the Human service professionals are aware of their own beliefs, values and cultural backgrounds, they can recognize the importance of others backgrounds. This way they can competently provide a better service to their clients.
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