3. Ethical Leadership:
Acting from the morals and values concerned
with the virtuousness of leaders and the nature
of their behavior and motives.
The choices leaders make and how they
respond in a given circumstance are informed
and directed by their ethics.
5. 1. Respect Others:
Empower others and let your subordinates be
Give credit to everyone’s ideas.
Listen to your subordinates.
Be tolerant to opposing points of view.
7. 3. Show Justice:
Treat all subordinates equally
Fairness should be main priority in decision making.
Be clear about rules for distributing rewards. No favorites,
always be fair.
8. 4. Be Honest:
Always tell the truth
Be open with others and represent reality
exactly the way it is.
Do not promise something that you cannot do.
Do not misrepresent something.
Do not silence your obligations.
9. 5. Build Community:
Influence others to reach common goal.
Attend to more than just the leaders and
followers goals. Also attend to the community’s
goal and purpose.
An Ethical Leader is concerned with the common
good, in the broadest sense.
10. Morality is important!
A leader should limit the amount of incentives to
get their subordinates to do something.
Excessive reliance on incentives demoralizes
Causes people to lose moral and it causes activity to
11. How to maintain ethical
approaches in Higher
Education and elsewhere by:
Celebrate everyone on your team who displays morality.
Always consider the entire community (campus or
department) when a decision is made.
Always get to know who you are working with and
develop trust within each other.
Kezar et al.: Revolutionary Concepts in Leadership
Northhouse Leadership Ethics
Our Loss of Wisdom video by Barry Schwartz
Youtube video: Ellen responds to Sarah Palin