Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship Anthony Owusu Ansah Northcentral University Abstract This paper discusses the correlation between the elements of leadership, trustworthiness and ethical stewardship. In this paper, evidence is presented to support a positive correlation between an organizational leader’s perceived behavior, ethical stewardship, and trustworthiness on his/her employees and the rest of the individuals in the organization. KEY WORDS: leadership, trustworthiness, ethical stewardship Introduction The problem to be investigated is the relationship that exists between leadership, trustworthiness and ethical stewardship in corporate organizations. In the global marketplace, the importance of understanding the relationships between leadership, leader’s trustworthiness, and the ethical duties implicit in the psychological contract have become increasingly important (Caldwell, Hayes and Long, 2010). Scholars and practitioners have increasingly acknowledged the gap of trust between leaders and followers, which undermine employees’ commitment, impair wealth creation, and create increased transaction costs in organizations throughout the world (Caldwell et al., 2010).
Army’s “Be Know Do” leadership style Author’s Name: Institution Affiliation: Abstract In this essay, the focus is around the Army’s Be, Know, Do model and philosophy in understanding leadership concept as a whole by putting a number of factors into perspective. What is leadership? What does Army’s Be know Do mean? What are the qualities of an efficient leader? The picture that pops in the reader’s mind of an effective leader is one that can offer right solutions of any challenges within the sector.
Moral Leadership may also bring about an opportunity for President Obama to be a leader of morality. A Courage and Moral Leader has the responsibility of being an ethical leader. Ethical Leadership is very critical for a leader. Public Leaders with ethical leadership skills must demonstrate enhanced performance and build the public/followers, trust and support Public leader’s followers might have expectations about their public leader. A public leader cannot swift off the side entirely because they will put themselves into a position to fail.
Walumbwa et al. (2011), helps to understand how an ethical leader can influence desirable work outcomes, they suggest that an ethical leadership is related to job performance. Lastly, Avolio et al., (2012), states that followers will respond to whatever their leaders do. In other words, leaders can have a considerable influence on their followers, which can shape followers behaviour. Leadership is embodied by varying or different explanations, styles and theories.
Last, the article will evaluate ethics in an academic setting, principally concerning academic integrity and the code of conduct. Trustworthiness, Ethical Stewardship in Leadership Comparing and Contrasting Approaches The problem is the investigation of the association linking leadership, ethical stewardship, and trustworthiness in a corporation. Perceiving the correlation of these essentials factors is critical to the accommodating new and different trends in company’s culture and stakeholders’ needs in the global industry. Researchers and theorists agree company leaders need to establish ethical stewardship, and trustworthiness to develop a strong leader and follower relationship. Woods and Winston suggest that, “Leaders earn the trust and followership of others by being trustworthy and accountable by virtue of honoring their duties to others; leaders demonstrate their commitment to the covenantal
Vision, values, care of soldiers and families, leader development, change, diversity and humor are imperative to developing a credible leadership philosophy. Leadership Essay Two Philosophy is the attainment of an integrated, comprehensive view of life, of vital importance. Some parts of a leadership philosophy are intuitive to who we are. Thinking through what type of leader we want to be and how we want to lead will make us a better leader. More importantly, in those difficult times, having a leadership philosophy will keep us centered in moving forward as well as within the right boundaries when temptations arise.
The ethics section is followed by an analysis of the emerging field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) accounting and auditing, an area that might provide answers for companies with challenges similar to those Nike encountered. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS When Nike began using traditional advertising methods to broadcast its production practices in response to activist criticism, it began to tread an ethically challenging path. Traditional advertising ethics are insufficient when applied to corporate social responsibility disclosure because the role of “company” intertwines with the role of “citizen,” which is held to a higher ethical standard. Corporate citizens are companies acting in behalf of a social interest, which may or may not affect revenues. These socially beneficial actions raise the ethical standard for such companies because of purportedly
Review of "Leadership on the Line" by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linksy The book Leadership on the line, is a practical and personal gift of wisdom on the trials of leadership especially leading through what the authors describe as an adaptive change. The authors not only encouraged us to put our life and ideas on the line, but also reminded us of the dangers of leadership and how to respond to the risks in healthy ways. Each chapter revealed an insightful principle, especially in rooting leadership in something transcendent and also taking care not to lose one's innocence, curiosity, and compassion through the hard work of leading. It offers much to be considered for anyone in leadership, such as those that may disrupt your tenure, and the difference between technical and adaptive change. Technical change is about using the skills and procedures that we are aware of to solve current issues and can be accomplished by those in authority.
Ethical issue already becomes one of the most important topics at the top of agenda. 2. Real–world Case Study The case is mainly presenting the viewpoint raised by the law professor Justin O’Brien. He conclude that the ethical behavior needs to be defined, encouraged and enforced by the professions that combine to create the global markets, not by external regulators (Maiden 2010, p2). 3.1 Change in ethical standards O’Brien contends that the changes to the regulation of financial system participants such as
Running head: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP Ethical Leadership: The Servant Leader Leadership ethics is a relatively new focus for leadership scholars. People want to know that when circumstances arise, the person in the leadership position will make the right decision. Numerous recent scandals in America have lead more people to focus on how leaders behave and their virtuousness. Servant leadership, developed by Robert Greenleaf, is one perspective that addresses some of the ethical aspects of leadership. Greenleaf expresses the importance of the leader’s ability to empathize, listen, and show unconditional acceptance to all followers (Northouse, 2010).