Influences Of Ethical Leadership

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When it comes to ethics, we look to leaders to lead on ethics and take responsibility for both good and bad results. Leaders who lead ethically are role models, communicating the importance of ethical standards, holding their employees accountable to those standards, and- crucially- designing environments in which others work and live. But, what happens when these leaders begin to cross that fine line of what is ethical and what it is not? The follower must then step up and remind the leader of what is right. The follower must remind the leader of the very things that the leader has taught the follower about ethics. Make ethics a clear priority. Being an ethical leader means going beyond being a good person. Ethical leaders make ethics a clear…show more content…
Leaders must work hard through hiring, training, and performance management systems to bring in the right employees and then help employees internalize the organization’s underlying values. Ethical leadership from the top is very important- because it creates an environment in which lower-level ethical leaders can flourish- but ethical leadership at the supervisory level has a huge impact on followers’ attitudes and behavior. Unethical Influences Companies rely on employees to produce and deliver high-quality products and services. Employees are impacted by a variety of forces—both internal and external—as they attempt to perform their job duties. Employers who are aware of these forces, and who are prepared to leverage or counteract them, can increase productivity and loyalty. A critical internal force that influences employee behavior is the actions of colleagues. According to Entrepreneur.com, "creating an atmosphere of sharing and helping" was at the top of the list during a roundtable brainstorming session at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce when clients were asked to identify the primary forces that improve effective customer service. Companies that can effectively build an internal culture that is based on mutual respect, teamwork and support will notice increased productivity and a sharper focus on service to…show more content…
As much as they wanted to stop giving the electric shocks to an individual they couldn’t see but assumed they were hurting, many of the people continued with it because the doctor said he would take full responsibility. Milgrams experiment helped reveal why people during wartime commit atrocities when a higher authority tells them to. It would seem that they are programmed this way. Most of us would hope that we would not behave in the same manner as the teachers in Milgrams experiment, but the study revealed that more often than not, people probably

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