Given these points, being able to form a virtuous habit and applying it to situations will not only create a morally virtuous person but also an virtuous intellectual. If the individual is reluctant at giving back a valuable item that someone had lost to fulfill his or her own desires then that person is not considered virtuous. While, another is more than ready to help that person in distress, and if he or she already had been practicing good virtuous ethics then
3.2 Ethic Leadership Ethical leadership is a combination of being a moral person and being a moral manager (Trevino, Hartman and Brown, 2000). Nowadays, a reputation for ethical leadership cannot be taken for granted, it is because most employees in large organizations do not interact with senior executives (Trevino, Hartman and Brown, 2000). Since it cannot be taken for granted, the leader 's challenge is conveying that substance to others (Trevino, Hartman and Brown, 2000). According to Trevino, Hartman and Brown (2000), being a moral person rests on a combination of key traits such as integrity, honesty and trustworthiness (Figure1). FIGURE I.
It does indeed provide useful insights into who might be an ethical and unethical leader. The waiter rule is similar to the golden rule in my perspective. If a person does not treat their subordinates right, it can negatively affect a company. It also shows a person’s true character. Leaders ought to be humble.
Authentic leadership prioritizes positive results instead of focusing on defects, and stimulates the trust of the followers (p.64). It also symbolizes the degree to which managers, today, are behaving openly towards their subordinates by valuing their input and revealing themselves, allowing others to assess them. This is a very positive approach to leadership and I think that anyone using this leadership style is very admirable, however one should not make the same mistake Ralph made in the novel. The flaw in Ralph's leadership style was the production of rules. He didn't have anything to back up his leadership.
Some people see Humility as a low self-esteem and weakness of the leader. However, this is not true. To clarify, Humility is an attitude that the leaders express toward their followers showing the wisdom and the social intelligence of the leaders in order to make their followers closer to them (Whatley 2014). According to Owen and Hekman (2012), Humility was identified as the willingness of the leaders to express themselves in a modest way and to show their readiness to help others. In the same way, Whatley (2014) have justified Humility as the ability to appreciate and support others as well as accepting their mistakes and recovering it.
In my opinion, one of the values a counsellor should possess is to be ethical, adhering to professional standards for the benefit of both the counsellor and the client. When clients seek guidance from a counsellor, they are most likely vulnerable and easily misguided by unethical counsellors since they view the counsellor as an authoritative figure. Hence, some guidelines have been outlined to ensure ethical practice in the counselling profession. An ethical counsellor should do no harm to the client and be responsible for their clients’ wellbeing within the social context of helping (Ivey & Ivey, 2007). These guidelines are linked to important issues such as the competence of the counsellor, in which counsellors should practice within their knowledge, skills and competency boundaries, referring clients to another counsellor or seeking supervision when they lack the competence to handle a client’s case.
They can affect followers’ lives either negatively or positively. Followers are watching more what a leader does rather than what a leader says. If there are inconsistency in leader’s speech and behaviour, then leader lost its integrity. An ethical leadership can be produced with practice. Instead of sharing example and stories of ethical leadership, followers will be understand ethical action better.
Abstract Globalisation has allowed for the rise of major corporations and the increased pervasion of unethical corporate behaviours, such as child labour or harming the environment. Therefore, it is crucial to explore the fundamental driving forces of these unethical behaviour. By taking a rational organisation approach, the paper examines how the rational decision making process is affected by various factors of the market and lead to unethical behaviour. I argue that profit and sustainability are the two primary goals of corporations and unethical decisions are geared towards these goals. Firstly, I identify the Introduction Schulman (2002) mentions that rationality in business is kindred to professionalism.
Ethical leaders are seen as honest, trustworthy, fair and principled decision-makers. They also care about people and the society over-all. Besides behaving ethical at work, they also behave ethically in their personal lives (Brown & Treviño, 2006). The moral manager dimension, is the proactive behavior of leaders to influence ethical and unethical behavior. By communicating ethical message, intentional role modeling ethical behavior, and using a reward system, ethical behavior will be more easily conducted (Brown & Treviño, 2006).
It is not a burden to bear, but a cautious and effective guide which advances life and success. Ethics are important not only in business but in academics and society as well because it is an essential part of the foundation on which a refined society is built. Ethical behaviour is what all career people should aim to have. Not just the ethical characteristic but exceptional behaviour with this regard.