Quinn Mills Ethical Leadership

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A leader must have a vision of the future for the organization and its members and who is able to understand the importance of assuming risk of loss and failure. In some instances, where the effort entails a risk of failure, then many people will quail before the challenge, and leadership is necessary to get people to make the commitment and the effort to succeed. According to D. Quinn Mills, leadership is a process by which one person influences the thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors of others. Leaders set a direction for the rest of us; they help us see what lies ahead; they help us visualize what we might achieve; they encourage us and inspire us. Mills argues that without effective leadership, organizations move too slowly, are stagnate, and lose their way.
Authentic Leadership
Authentic leaders know who they are, know what they believe in and value, and act on those values and beliefs openly
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However, Ethical leaders are considered to use their charisma in a socially constructive way to serve others (Robbins & Judge, p. 423). Ethics are the inner compass that directs a person toward what is right and fair and trust plays an important role in ethics and leadership. Trust is a positive expectation that another will not, through words, actions, or decisions, act opportunistically.
Ethical leaders embody the purpose, vision, and values of the organization and of the constituents, within an understanding of ethical ideals. They connect the goals of the organization with that of the internal employees and external stakeholders. Leaders work to create an open, two-way conversation, thereby maintaining a charitable understanding of different views, values, and constituents’ opinions. They are open to others’ opinions and ideas because they know those ideas make the organization they are leading better. (Edward & Steward,
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