Jeffrey R. Immelt Ethical Leader

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Jeffrey R. Immelt is an ethical leader which fits the quote,”…. leaders are not responsible for making other people ethical. Rather they are responsible for enabling their organizations to be aware of ethical meaning and reflect on it as a core part of the organization.” Immelt is the ninth chairman of General Electric a post he holds till now since September 7, 2001 after his predecessor Jack Welch. Immelt is also nominated, not once but three time by Barron’s as “World’s Best CEO”. Furthermore, after Immelt is placed in the chief executive officer’s position General Electric has won several names by respected business magazines in the world- “America’s Most Admired Company” in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's …show more content…
In order to reach six sigma or full efficiency of zero percent defect in all of the countries and all of the employee within, Immelt shows another value which he possesses, the ability to mobilize resources, particularly humans. Immelt believes that with the recognition of risks, concise, communication and strong energy only can he benefit from globalization. With that in hand, Immelt has accountability and prioritization of business goals in a way that aligns the corporation with global sustainability ones. Finally, Immelt strives to be honest, trustworthy and transparent to establish relationships with individuals all over the world. (Sites.google.com/mngmt396jeffimmelt, 2011).
Ethical leadership can be defined in different ways. And also the definitions may include internal personality of leadership, which are values, traits and behaviours. Furthermore, ethical leadership can describe the features of motives and behaviour (Yukl, 2010). Ethical leadership is the leaders who have the good behaviour and performance and the right morals. Moreover, ethical leaders manage and organize performance, morals, and points of view into the culture of companies (Freeman and Steward, 2006).
The 3 distinct characteristic which Immelt possesses are empowerment of people to lead,
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