The Perception Of Ethical Leadership Essay

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“Perceptions of ethical leadership are positively associated with a number of desired outcomes related to their subordinates at the individual and group levels. These outcomes include willingness to exert extra effort and help others, task performance, job satisfaction, commitment to the organization, perceptions of an ethical climate (particularly when individuals feel that they are treated well), optimism in the future regarding the organization and their place within it, perceptions of task significance and autonomy, and voice, including a willingness to report problems to management. Similarly, voice behaviors (e.g., willingness of subordinates to share problems and concerns) are explained in part by the feeling of psychological safety or comfort in expressing thoughts and feelings engendered in subordinates by ethical leadership.”- Arthur Schwartz is a professor of education and executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University. Leadership means being an ethical role model and take responsibility for your actions, showing empathy and compassion for others, treating everyone fairly, executing objective decisions and making decisions based on ethical principles and having integrity. This should not only take place at the workplace, but in all aspects of your life. Having good communication skills as well as rewarding employees for ethical behavior is part of being a good leader. Encouraging employees to express their concerns and ideas.
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