Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship

1081 Words5 Pages
Abstract Leadership comes in many different forms and many different views. However, this is about ethical duties, the difference between business ethics and individual ethics and how they play the role within an organization. We are going to look at what ethical stewardship, leadership and trustworthiness is and how it affects an organization. Leadership: Trustworthiness and Ethical Stewardship The problem to be investigated is what the meaning of ethical concepts means and how is it applied towards business ethics, if it is at all. There are so many different interpretations of what ethics consist of, how do we tell which is right? Ethics is being able to tell the difference between right and wrong and then being able to do the right thing. However, when you start to talk about business ethics, managers start to forget what their beliefs are and try to think what would be best for the company or organization. However, what needs to be accomplished is to ensure that as a manager you incorporate your own beliefs into how you conduct business. This is what is going to increase profits, keep employees loyal and help keep return customers. When understanding what Caldwell, Hayes and Long have talked and written about, they are interested in the trustworthiness of the management team and how they need to incorporate their own ethics into the business management procedures and how they treat their customers and employees. Today’s leaders need to resist their self-interest and they need to be more motivated by more extensive values and principles. The upper management of any company needs to ensure that they incorporate ethical stewardship into their ways of leadership. By doing this they are going to earn the trust of their employees and others they come into contact with concerning the company or organization
Open Document