Abstract There has been increasing numbers of concerns with the ethical leadership of organizations due to historical problems with company’s downfalls due to management. The unethical conduct of leadership is typically found when the organization does not enforce the ethical climate once determined as important. The paper focuses on different approaches for strengthening the leadership for the organization and enforcing the ethical climate. In addition, the important factors for a strong ethical climate are derived based on a solid foundation for an the organization’s policies and procedures and code of conduct. Organizations can accomplish ethical leadership and behaviors by enforcing and practicing the code of conduct and having a high level or integrity in the leaders that run the organization.
In the article ‘The Rise and Fall of Richard Scrushy, Entrepreneur' by Simon Romero, Hope Launies was quoted as saying "with freedom like that, comes the temptation to do anything you want" (2003). She was referencing to Richard Scrushy, the ex-CEO of HealthSouth. He is an intelligent man who rose
Interview with an Ethical Leader Student’s Name University Affiliation Interview with an Ethical Leader It is only during moral lapses and corporate scandals that interest groups and the broader public ask themselves the fundamental ethical questions, who are the managers of the organization and were they acting with the ethical guidelines. For a long
CHAPTER TWO ESSAY “Ethical behavior is critical to being an effective leader.” According to Dyer (2016), “It 's been studied for over 2,500 years, and yet..., a recent survey showed that only three percent believe that corporate and governmental leaders would consistently behave in an ethical manner (Dyer). It is quite alarming that only three percent of people surveyed believed that leaders in such critical positions would always act in an ethical manner. It is surprising to know that we have dedicated that much time to studying ethics, yet, society has no trust in their leaders. However, why is this? Kelland, Paphitis, Mummery, and Nolton have a few revolutionary schools of thought that will help bridge the gap in ethics and leadership.
This paper will first discuss briefly what ethics are and provide the definition for an ethical issue. An ethical leadership issue is identified and explained for this author’s practice area. We will then identify and discuss key strategies for leadership that are pertinent to the ethical issue. Next, empirical evidence which supports the strategies discussed will be analyzed. Then, the impact and importance of the strategies will be stated. The final step will be to provide a conclusion to the reader that summarizes the content and strategies.
Ethics are significant for all people, especially for someone in a leadership role. Frequently, some leaders turn to immoral and unethical behaviors and decisions. Defining and applying an ethical decision to a difficult situation can make a huge difference between positive and negative consequences for organizations (University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, n.d.). Ethics in Leadership offers a general idea of applied ethics related to leadership situations in society and organizations. For a leader, it is a challenge to exercise power wisely, without unnecessary selfishness and keeping moral integrity. The study of ethics allows individuals to examine and view ethical issues from several prospectives, identify the problem for a better understanding, and to practice ethical thinking in developing a useful solution (University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts,
In order to be a successful ethical leader there are many activities that can be promoted to encourage ethical behavior in one’s organization. An ethical leader will create programs that endorse integrity in business. Programs can include setting guidelines for dealing with ethical issues, open discussion on ethical issues, and establish a protocol for people to get advice (Yukl, 2010). By establishing programs an ethical leader is really changing and encouraging moral behavior which can affect an organizations work environment and improve moral. By empowering your employees to know how to handle ethical dilemmas you create a new found trust.
Ethical Issues Autonomy – The ideal of self-determination is the basis for autonomy. It is important that a patient be allowed to decide what should be done to his or her own body. In other words, nobody else has the right to assert their power over another. Likewise, a physician should be allowed to decide not to perform a procedure if doing so would conflict with his or her values. In the Cruzan case, Nancy’s autonomy by way of her parents’ substituted judgment was overridden in favor of the State of Missouri’s policy to preserve life. Although the Supreme Court did not deny that Nancy had the right to refuse nutrition/hydration, there was not enough clear and convincing evidence to know that refusal was what Nancy truly
Ch. 12 Behaviour Analyst’s Ethical Responsibility to Colleagues (Code 7.0) 1. What are some ways that you can “promote an ethical culture” where you work?
Running head: ETHICAL ISSUES AND TACTICS Ethical Issues and Tactics Sheila Nobles Grand Canyon University Communication 231 Professor Kimberly Thompson August 5, 2011 Ethical Issues and Tactics I hate to hire Black people; they are all so slow in doing their work. Sometimes they come to work and sometimes they do not come at all. No wonder they
A leader may exhibit the characteristics of an effective leader such as caring, openness, patience, honesty and trustworthiness, but being aware of ethical considerations is vital. In fact, unethical behavior of the leader derives from being unfamiliar with organizational standards, being incompetent in leading groups or properly
According to Johnson (2012) leaders are powerful role models, and policies will have a little effect if leaders do not follow the rules they set. In Enron case, corruption and ethical misconduct were deeply embedded in their business culture where profitability was more important than ethics. In this paper, I
The ethical issue at hand, is how the patient of a nursing home, her family and the nursing home
This broader concept of ethical leadership empowers leaders to incorporate and be explicit about their own values and ethics. The following list provides a framework for developing ethical leadership. It is based on the observations of and conversations with a host of executives and students over the past 25 years, and on readings of both popular and scholarly business literature. Written from the perspective of the leader, these ten facets of ethical leaders offer a way to understand ethical leadership that is more complex and more useful than just a matter of “good character and values.”
The Importance of Ethical Behavior and its Significance in Persuasion Ethical behavior is often seen as amoral when used for persuasive purposes. This is possible because persuasion may be used in unethical situations as well as ethical situations. Either way, it depends upon the person who is trying to persuade others. Adolf Hitler is an excellent example of someone who persuaded millions of people to behave unethically. On the other hand, Mother Teresa used persuasion for ethical reasons by caring for the sick and the orphaned, and because of this has impacted an entire world.