In E. Lockhart’s book, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks, Frankie demonstrates the attributes of an ethical leader. An ethical leader is someone who values the rights of those around him/her, and strives to demonstrate leadership through moral deeds. Frankie is 15 years old, and attends Alabaster Prep Academy. She obtains those characteristics, and creates change in her community. Frankie leads the Bassets, a group of patriarchal secret society in Alabaster, to change the state of the cafeteria’s current vegetable offerings.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) provides code of ethics for counselors to follow. In testing and assessment it is significant that counselors follow the codes of ethics to prevent misuse of test, releasing client information without permission and utilizing the test effectively. In section A.9. evaluation, assessment, and interpretation in the ASCA ethical standards for school counselors discuss confidently issues as well as assessment results and interpretation. A few of the points mentioned in this section are: “b. Consider confidentiality issues when utilizing evaluative or assessment instruments and electronically based programs.
Anticipate the ethical conflict: after the resolution of the conflict, it is important to find out how future conflicts can be prevented (Nelson, 2015, p. 48). PHMC’s CEO should implement standards of ethical conduct and become a role model of it (Perry, 2014, p. 35). By exercising leadership many of the ethical conflict can be avoided and the whole organization is impacted positively. The textbook quotes Bennis and Namus (1985, 186) to define a leader: “leaders are persons who are able to influence others; this influence helps to establish the organizational climate for ethical conduct; ethical conduct generates trust; and trust contributes substantially to the long term success of the organization” (Perry, 2014, p. 36).
The Importance of Accountability Why is Accountability so important in the health care industry? Even though a situation may be positive or negative, every aspect of health care needs to be credited to something or someone, with accountability, errors can be fixed and then prevented and helps keep costs down. An employee accountability is measured by customer satisfaction, results of performance, and the cost and impacts of the employee over time, and affects an organization’s working culture by their values, integrity and work ethics. A successful organization follows the checks and balance process, maintains a positive working culture, and stays clear from blame.
Ethical leadership is related to employee job satisfaction by impacting a positive influence on employee performance (Resick et al., 2011). The ethical leadership also found to increase the intrinsic motivation and job responses (Piccolo, et al., 2010). The willingness of the employee to report any concern and problem also depends on the organization culture and leadership behavior (Brown et al., 2005). It is also studied that a leader with strong ethical traits can affect positively to task significance and autonomy of the employee job (Ruiz, Ruiz & Martinez, 2011). According to them, the followers have willingly perceived the good traits of their leaders and thus good moral, values are practiced in an organization that can shape the overall
Morality is a set of values held by a person in making when judging and evaluating what is deemed right or wrong, good or bad (Brandt, 1959). When we talk about morality in counseling it’s about the reasoning by the counselor that has four levels. They are, personal intuition, ethical guidelines established by professional organizations, ethical principles and general theories of moral action (Kitchener, 1984). Ethics is described as adopted principles that has relations to man’s behavior and moral decision making (Van Hoose & Kottler, 1985). Ethics is often thought as a synonym to morality.
Ethical leaders As we see changes in the way of policing, ethical leadership and behavior is becoming more challenging for law enforcement officers. Police officers should be ethical leaders committed to the law and professional standards. Police officers with ethical leadership posses a philosophical moral foundation and his/her actions and decisions will be based on that; many officers may face challenges or difficulties while trying to adapt to the new way of policing, especially when working with unethical peers. With this being said there are specific characteristics in addition to strong ethical and moral values that can successful develop ethical leaders.
Ethical leadership includes efforts to encourage ethical behaviour as well as efforts to stop unethical practices. Ethical leaders seek to build mutual trust and respect among diverse followers and to find integrative solutions to conflicts among stakeholders with competing interests (Yuki, 2012). As Starbucks have grown to now more than 23,000 stores in over 70 countries, ethical leadership has lead them commit in create global social impact in neighbourhoods around the world. This has aligned with its vision that together elevates their partners, customers, suppliers and neighbours to create positive change.
“Title Rhenzl” Business is an economic activity whereas its concern is continuously and constantly producing and distributing goods and services to market in order to provide and satisfy human needs, wants and demand. Meanwhile, ethics had been studied by the philosophers for about 2500 years, since the time of Plato and Socrates. As of today, ethics is considered as the moral standards that an individual is relying upon when making a judgment and decision.
According to research by Mayer, Aquino, Greenbaum, and Kuenzi (2012), moral leaders will often practice appropriate business ethics. In turn, the leader establishes similar positive ethical attribute in all fronts of their organization, since the employees and stakeholders are prompted to follow suit. This is in line with Terris’ (2005) opinion in the book Ethics at Work. Terris commends the Lockheed-Martin program for institutionalizing functioning work ethics at the administrative level (Terris, 2005, p. 47). Furthermore, according LRN research conducted in the United States, most of the full-time workers preferred working in an ethical company, suggesting the importance of leaders and stakeholders’ ethical behavior in the organization (Dubrin, 2010).
What is Ethical Leadership some may ask. It is leadership that shows through the actions of having respect for ethical beliefs and values, and for the dignity and rights of others. Ethics is associated with the morals and values an individual finds desirable. It is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “ethos” meaning custom or character. While in the United States Marine Corps, the definition of ethics in an organizational setting was as follows:
However, as we discussed in class, there are so many situations where ethical decision-making occurs, and there are so many factors that influence why we do what we do. Because we work with a multitude people with interesting and diverse lives and backgrounds, and because we come in with our own baggage and experiences that influence how we act and react, we make split-second decisions all the time that can have profound effects on our work and our consumers. Having so many opportunities to look at my own actions, this particular assignment has been so rewarding and interesting for me. This is the first time in any of my assignments where I have been forced to look at how ethics is involved in our
• Ethical Theories An ethical theory is a decision model .These theories depicts the viewpoints from which people seek guidance as they make decisions. Each theory highlights different points, different decision making style or a decision rule. Ethical theories are based on individual’s ethical ideology these theories allow a person to find an answer to an issue, to make a morally right decision or to justify a decision.
Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace Business ethics issues are evolving. New issues come up and organizations must give guidance to employees about those issues. Ethics starts where the law and regulations end, so individuals are confronting the situation where no regulation or law exists. Moral dilemmas happen around our daily life, in the office, community, and in our society. Within any workplace, the codes of conduct will shape the ethics of the organizations.