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The pathway to be an excellent leader

Ethical Leadership

Understanding of Leadership
The difference between Manager & Leader
How could be a good leader
Ethical Leadership
Business Leaders
360 Degrees of Evaluation
Act as a Group Leader
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Moral and ethical issues should be aware by the good leaders.

"Real leaders concentrate on doing the right thing, not on doing things right."

An effective leadership is more than achieve goals. It is also involve achieving ethical and social responsibility. As a good leader the moral and ethical will influence the whole organisation and the society.



Value of leader most of time towards his or her religious, education, and culture context all kinds of behaviour affect leading the whole team. Good leader usually have a good education background. Friends and family members have big impact and influence their thinking within their lifetime and help them built a strong and solid point of view. Leaders may have some pervious experience towards their values and influence by other people.



Leaders often set their moral standard. The benefit and damage of what he or she do will affect as the final result. The decision leaders make for the whole group and consideration is fair and equal according leaders’ knowledge. Emotion control and point of view judge the issues. Morals emotions include guilt, shame and remorse of leading his or her subordinators. The right and wrong for doing thing, think before they actually act.

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 A quick rundown of the components of ethical leadership: communication, quality, collaboration, succession planning.


Ethical Communication


Leaders set the standard of truth and being ethical to their fellow workers. When the leadership role is formed it is leaders’ responsibility to place the highest premium on truthfulness.


Ethical Quality


An ethical leader understands a quality product, quality customer service, and quality delivery are the three key elements in the global competitiveness market of an organization. Leaders must control the processes of quality throughout the organization, in every step check the things going on the right track, and setting standards and measurements in every department and make sure the safety through the final stage.


Ethical Collaboration


The leader who collaborates ethically makes better decisions for the organization. Those leaders use ethical collaboration keep their goals more open and fluid. It can reduce the risks taken by the organization by assigning trustworthy experts or advisors in different aspects.


Ethical Succession Planning


Leaders control quality and communication in the organisation in order to establish strong organisational standards and operational procedures. Long-term success of the organization that ethical leaders must set aside issues of "turf" and let other leaders surface within the company, giving potential successors opportunities to exercise and build their leadership skills. Once identified, these few should be personally mentored by the leader, given opportunities for 360 communications, and trained for the roles they may one day assume



Ethical Decision Making

‘Duties’ must be obeyed and ‘rights’ acknowledged regardless of the outcomes.

Justice& Fairness

Developed by John Rawls (1971), the theory assumes that conflict should be settled by devising a fair method for choosing the principles by which the conflict will be resolved.

Principles were:

Everyone have an equal right to the freedom.

Inequalities of wealth in society can only be identified as

The greatest benefit of the least advantaged.

Positions are open to all in conditions of fair equality of opportunity.  



Organisational Ethical Issues

Reputation of the organisation

Organisation responsibility towards social and environmental

Global company and Multination corporations responsibility to the world they expend their business



Four Steps of Social Responsibility
Ferrell, D. Fraedrich, J and Ferrell, L (2000). Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.

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