(2005), ethical leaders have honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. Also, for Brown and Mitchell (2010); Trevino, Brown and Hartman (2003); and Weaver, Trevino, and Agle (2005), ethical leaders communicate high performance expectations, are role models to their employees, use rewards to hold people responsible for appropriate conduct, and treat people fairly and with respect. Thus, through their actions, ethical leaders try to influence their followers’ behavior. Based upon the social exchange theory (Blau 1964), when employees perceive their leader as ethical and fair, they return this by way of good performance. Also, based upon the social learning theory (Bandura 1977), ethical leaders influence employee behavior by being role models.
Reflecting on values and Principles are considered to be the next part of authentic leadership style. Leadership principles are group of standards used in leading people. Values are leadership principles which are turned into actions. Values are important aspect in an individual’s life. You are person in charge of you happiness.
Greenleaf had also pointed out that the concept of Servant Leadership includes values such as Humility and honesty that is centered on four main principles concerning the morality and conscience of the leader himself. These principles include offering sacrifices, commitment to the noble and worthy causes, designing the end goals of the work and finally, having good relationships with others (Freeman
Leader integrity is a predictor of occupational performance which signifies its relevance as an important feature for effective leadership. This is supported by meta-analytic data from Ones et al (1993) and Judge and Bono (2001) indicating that measures of integrity predict occupational performance in the .30 to .50 range (Hogan & Kaiser, 2005 p.172). These findings strengthen the notion that integrity is a key component of effective leadership and is further supported by evidence linking perceptions of integrity with leader effectiveness (Brown & Treviño, 2006, p.596). Here, evidence indicates that a leader being honest and obtaining strong moral principles creates a climate of trust which coincides with the advantages of personal power.
The values are the guiding principles in our lives while leadership occurs within the context of core values. The values informed by the application of leadership qualities as the competencies of leadership are activated - learned, developed, and practiced - within the set of core values. As I come to the end of the quarter, my core values are: respecting others regardless of differences; treating others with dignity, empathy and compassion; and the ability to earn the respect of others; making a difference as demonstrated by personal efforts that lead to making a positive impact on individuals, systems, and/or organizations or positively affecting outcomes; integrity as demonstrated by moral courage, ethical strength, and trustworthiness; keeping promises and fulfilling expectations; authenticity as demonstrated by consistency, congruency, and transparency in values, beliefs, and actions; integrating values and principles to create a purposeful life and to contribute to the growth of others; courage as demonstrated by possessing a strength of self to act with intention on behalf of the common good; taking a stand in the face of adversity; acting boldly in the service of inclusion and justice; service as demonstrated by commitment that extends beyond one's own self-interest; personal humility for the sake of a greater cause; humility as demonstrated by a sense of humbleness, dignity and an awareness of one's own limitations; open to perspectives different from one's own; and wisdom as demonstrated by a broad understanding of human dynamics and an ability to balance the interests of multiple stakeholders when making decisions; can take a long-term perspective in
Having morals are the freewill of having the choice to do the right or wrong actions. Ethics, values and morals come with principals. My principals that I live by and I feel will help me succeed in life are positivity, preparation, determination, faith and the focus on growth. Being a positive person and doing positive things will tell a lot about what kind of person you are. Surrounding yourself with positive energy as well, such as the people you associate yourself with and their intentions for themselves.
These leaders are aware of how they think and act and are true to themselves, and they are conscious of how they are perceived by others. Self-awareness and awareness of others are the recurring theme within authentic leadership. Authentic leaders are clear about their own values and moral perspectives, knowledge and strengths and are equally aware of these attributes within others. They are confident, hold a positive view of the future, are resilient and are perceived by others to be of high moral character and place a high importance on the development of employees as leaders. According to Waite etc (2013:486), Wrong and Cummings, have highlighted four underlying components of authentic leadership: (a) self-awareness, (b) unbiased balanced information processing, (c) authentic behaviour or action, and (d) relational
High moral standards contribute to living ethically. Your ethical framework is what meets the eye of those you come in contact with. In a professional environment the application of ethics is essential to be successful. During the course the Ethical Educator I discovered the principles that shape my ethical framework. Ethical souls can flourish wherever there are people willing to connect, learn, and grow.
I would be meeting such expectations as fairness, integrity, confidence, communication, respectfulness etc. which I consider to be essential for a leader. With this sound personal philosophy of leadership I would be in a position to meet the challenges of this modern time and become a successful leader for the people, of the people and by the
Therefore, the following discussions will disclose some important issues based on a brief comparison. 4.2.1 Individual Level The importance of sustainable leadership is highlighted at the individual level. Leader’s morality, personal value and his or her engagement in self-improvement are characterized as the main elements of sustainable leadership at individual level. Morality: Good morality has been emphasized by all three leaders,who believed that good morality is beneficial for shaping leadership in a good way and could promote the performances of the organization indirectly. They highlighted the importance of the Confucian virtues of “Ren” (benevolence), “Yi” (Rightness) and “Xin”