Leadership, Trustworthiness, and Ethical Stewardship Evelyn T. Robinson MGT7019-8 12/30/2012 Mentor Jane Ross Leadership, Trustworthiness, and Ethical Stewardship The problem to be investigated is: should leadership be based on trustworthiness and ethical stewardship? The Theoretical foundations and hypocrisies of ethical stewardship are trace to a code of professional laws laid down by professional scholars or executives of the corporation. Caldwell and Karri (2005, pp. 254) framed the role of the steward as an “integrator of shared interests” with a responsibility to help the organization and its members of self-actualize. Caldwell et al.
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
| ASPA Code Of Ethics | | | | | Abstract: The ASPA code of Ethics serves as an ethical guide to public administrators in performing their duties. This paper attempts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the ASPA code of ethics, discuss opportunities to improve the code, and suggest measures to enable the code to be more effective in the practice of public administration. | Introduction In his book Public Service and Democracy, Ethical Imperatives for the 21st century, author Louis Gawthrop asserts that ethical - moral values and virtues of trust, loyalty and unselfishness in serving the common good of the citizens are embedded in our democratic system (Gawthrop, 1998). Since public administrators play a very critical role in ensuring good governance, the “sense of duty” to serve public by making decisions that positively affect the citizens, is a categorical imperative according to Gawthrop ( Gawthrop,1998,pg.73). Public administrators pave the path for future by implementing policies of the federal, state and local governments and hence their actions and decisions shape the success of our democracy.
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).
Ethical Decision Reflection Holly Regan HSM/230 October 30, 2013 Vicki Grant Ethical Decision Reflection The ethical decision in question that was in need of addressing was the Responsibilities of and toward Clients and the Public, which states services are to be delivered honestly, openly, and professionally and with compassion and respect for the clients served. Upon the witnessing of a discriminating offense toward a possible client, an ethical decision was made to take appropriate measures for possible disciplinary actions to be made for a representative of a human service organization well-known to the community. The purpose for this decision was for making a stereotypical deciding act upon a possible client whom was asking for assistance with an offered program. Once this individual inquired about the program they were informed that no funds were presently available and therefore the organization was unable to assist them at this time. The offered program was still available and still had funds in order to accommodate those in need.
Ethics Awareness Inventory Analysis THE ACCEPTABLE PLATFORM OF ETHICAL ANALYSIS IS TO FOCUS ON IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS. ESTABLISHING AN INDIVIDUAL’S MORAL THOUGHT PROCESS CAPABILITIES IS VITAL BECAUSE AS HUMAN BEINGS THERE IS A SOLID PROPENSITY REGARDING BIGOTRY, SELFISHNESS, AND SELF-ABSORPTION. IN MANY INSTANCES, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN ORGANIZATIONS CONFLICTS WITH HIS OR HER PERSONAL ETHICS. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL VIEWS FROM MY PERSONAL ETHICAL PERSPECTIVE, IT IS A DUTY OR AN OBLIGATION TO DO EVERYTHING WITHIN HIS OR HER POWER TO STRIVE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. PERSONAL ETHICS STRUCTURE PERSONAL DECISIONS AND BEHAVIORS, AND PROVIDE A GUIDE POST FOR MORAL ACTIONS (RUGGIERO, 2008).
Leaders who display their ethical behaviors during their everyday agenda, nonetheless; demands that honest from their followers. Moral Leadership is leading others and having influence on them. Moral Leadership is a leader that can follow, act, and call others to higher standard. Moral Leadership emphasize on a leader to always look at what is right and lead others accordingly. Moral Leadership may also bring about an opportunity for President Obama to be a leader of morality.
The Comparison of Ethical Codes Ethics guide not only personal life but also ones professional life. Codes of Ethics are developed for many different purposes, ultimately designed to help individuals’ better serve their clients in their professional life. Ethics represents inspirational goals, or the maximum or ideal standards, set by the profession, and they are enforced by professional associations, national certification boards, and government boards that regulate professions (Woodside & McClam, 2010). As professionals, one must understand clearly that once they act outside of their organizations Code of Ethics, they are no longer are acting as a professional with in that organization. A code of ethics supplied by a business is a specific kind of policy statement.
If these criteria are met, I believe an environmentally inspired act of civil disobedience can be morally accepted. In a democracy, governmental authority comes from the decisions of the people. This belief gives the right to the people to impact governmental decisions. Weingartner believes one should not engage in civil disobedience until all other alternative methods have been attempted, which I feel is an important aspect in an act of civil disobedience. When addressing the environment, it is hard to get in touch with the government to propose a change.