It is important for individuals who advance to positions of leadership, regardless of title, to have a clear understanding of what leadership entails. Beyond simply being a figure who wields authority, it is critical for individuals to exhibit reflective behavior that is appropriate for the role they occupy. Leaders bear a larger responsibility for ensuring that their colleagues, as well as students in a school environment, have attained the spirit of teamwork and honesty so that they are all well-rounded. Modeling ethical behavior is not the only aspect to be put under consideration, in whichever set up be it a business organization of a school setting.
What responsibilities do leaders have for creating ethical organization?
Leaders have a responsibility of helping the followers to achieve the required set objectives for the company. A leader needs to promote the team spirit, promote the principles that encourage the creation of ethical demands, through engaging the followers, overcoming unhealthy motivations and whistle blowing (Craig, 2011).
When is it appropriate to speak out on ethical issues
Ethical issues always crop up at any instance when in the position of leadership. The most ideal times to speak out on ethics is in group think, excessive control, moral exclusion as well as escalating commitment. When people work in a team with a leader there is bound to be uprising issues that if left unchecked would be disastrous.
As a newly hired manager who would you go about creating an ethical climate in an organization
New environments come with an array of challenges but as leader they need to be overcome. An ethical environment can be created through the adoption of a cooperative orientation, a manager is leader and thus doing one’s fair share as well as displaying supportiveness to followers coupled with openness goes a long way in encouraging an ethical climate.
Craig, J. E. (2011). Organizational ethics: A practical approach Sage Publications, Kindle Edition