(Dr. Abdullah M. Abu-Tineh, 2009). Trustworthiness is the base for any leadership. It is earned by the followers. Leaders should carry their commitment and action by side by side. A dream and vision should be of that level which is achievable.
A Teachable Ethical Concept McMahone and Hardin-Baylor (2012) explore benefits of using a widely recognized a leadership style in organizations called servant leadership” to provide a systematic training approach that could help organizations to encourage ethical practices in their work environments. Keith (as cited in Spiro, 2011) believes that this style is about the focus on identifying and meeting needs of others in the organization, instead of the focusing self-interests and maximizing individual benefits of leaders like power, fame, and wealth. Spiro (2011) highlights that becoming a servant leader require developing the habits 1. build this style of leadership into the founding organizational values of. 2. recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses and their impact 3. Developing a flatter organizational structure 4. listening to the people around well.
Thus, power is conceptualized in the organizational communication by critical theorists. For critical theorists, power is the most important concept when it comes to organizational communication. They view power as a “defining, ubiquitous feature of organizational life” (Miller, 2015: 118). Which means that power defines an organization, individual or a group. There are three approaches that help in understanding the concept of power namely, the traditional approach, the symbological approach and the radical critical approach (Miller, 2015: 118).
These characteristics are integrity and authenticity; integrity can be defined in many ways, integrity encloses core values like honesty and justice, and it suggests a sense of moral soundness (Lawton & Páez, 2014). Leaders with integrity would do the right thing when nobody is looking, they would demonstrate exemplary moral behavior and they will keep a consistency between laws and codes. The virtue of integrity in an ethical leader has such a strong impact that when subordinates think about their leaders they think about their integrity and ethics. When leaders demonstrate their integrity daily, they gain credibility from his/ her
A company’s leadership is also involved training to handle the unethical dilemmas. An environment that practices ethical leadership, must have written codes of ethics on which an organization’s culture get to develop. Ethical compliances are also involved in the development of corporate social responsibility. Recommendations Although L’Oreal is ranked as one of the top ethical organization, there is always a placed to improvement. Here are some recommendations for the company that can improve the ethical leadership practice in the company.
Constructive comments are a must in order to develop more intellectual conversations, but they should also be dealt with in a manner where no one will be offending in any way. Relationships are a very important key in strengthening the strategic planning process and also resulting in better decision-making. During the planning process, the team should take a fair and truthful look at the possible risks and impact of decisions reached. These need to be thoroughly considered to maintain the welfare of the stakeholders such as employees and the society at large. Members should be truthful and frank in providing ideas and
Leadership What is leadership? To understand different types of leaderships it is paramount to first have a clear understanding of leadership. There are many different definitions of leadership. For example, Richards& Engle (1986) defined leaderships as the ability to embody value, articulate ones vision and the ability to create the environment in which all of these things can be achieved. In addition Yukl (2002) defines leadership as the process of motivating and facilitating others towards achieving shared objective.
Organisational values can be described as a “belief that a specific mode of conduct is preferable to an opposite or contrary mode of conduct” (Rokeach, 1973). Some organisations describe them as their ‘guiding beacons’ whilst others describe them as part of their philosophy. As Diageo explains ‘Our values are not just words on a page – they are in our DNA. They underpin everything we do and are reflected in the day-to-day behaviour of the company.’ – Diageo The importance of organisational values to improve care-quality and patient experience A strong value driven culture is critical to the success of a high performing organisation (Great Place to Work, 2014). Many organisations such as Twinnings and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) have values that underpin their vision.
“Moral courage is the ability to put ethics into action. It means standing up and standing out in defense of principle, even when others are standing aside. Ethical action is more than whistle blowing. It involves daily acts of integrity, carried out with dignity, in which individuals stand up for what is right and encourage others to do the same (Pecora, Cherin, Bruce and Arguello, 2010, p. 41). As a future social worker, it is actually advantageous to have the NASW code of ethics.
Sticking to your principles and committing to what is always right and what you believe to be is the ethical choice can help create that strong will that is treasured in a business. Especially in Thailand where integrity and loyalty is highly valued, sticking to your principle and always making the right choice gets people far into the business and in life. On the other hand, making decisions based on your priorities or what is best for the situation, thinking that it is justified for this one occasion is beneficial in the sense that you are faced with opportunities that may arise and making choices that can broaden the path to the future. How one individual lives and makes their choices alters each path and creates new