Defining Ethical Leadership

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Although this is a good baseline for defining an ethical leader, Trevino at et al (2000) conducted deeper investigations focused on defining ethical leadership from a descriptive perspective. According to their research, building the reputation of an ethical leader is constructed using a two-pillar approach: moral person and moral manager. The moral person pillar refers to a leader possessing specific traits, engaging in acceptable behaviors, and making decisions based upon ethical principles. A moral person displays integrity and honesty through their personal actions resulting in being perceived as a trustworthy person by their followers.
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