Dimension of Ethical Leadership

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Framework for ethical decision making and transformational leadership in Higher Education Kenneth Hill Robert Deemer Dimension of Ethical Leadership 4/29/2013 Framework for ethical decisions making means the evaluations of intentions behind the decision making that produces ethical or unethical behavior. As its name implies, transformational leadership is a process that changes and transforms people. It is concerned with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and long term goals (Northouse, 2010). A code of ethics is commonly defined as ‘written, distinct and formal document which consists of moral standards used to guide employee or corporate behavior (Schwartz, 2001) In today’s education environment, leaders are asked to do more with fewer resources. It is up to ethical decision makers to move followers to accomplish more than what is expected of them. At the same time, ethical decision making incorporates charismatic and visionary leadership. Colleges and universities are seeking leaders who can provide a vision and implement it effectively. What became apparent in the process of reviewing literature in higher education ethical leadership is that much work still needs to be done to ensure that ethical leadership can develop conditions where all students can be successful in college. At the same time, several subsidiary problems must be answered before we can evaluate the effectiveness of transformational leadership at college campuses with increased diversity. Second, can marginalized leaders be ethical and effective in their transformational leadership practices? Third, can transformational leadership be an agent of change? The fourth problem is whether we can adequately measure transformational leadership to determine its effectiveness on college campuses? The scope of this review is limited but problems and questions arise when
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