What does it mean to be an ethical leader?

What exactly is an ethical leader?

Every organization needs leadership, but not every leader is beneficial to the business or group. It is important for decision makers to choose ethical leaders to promote the correct behaviors and ideals. But what exactly is an ethical leader and how do these individuals effect an organization? Read on to find out more about ethical leadership and its vital role in organizations:

What is ethical leadership? 
In an essay titled “Ethical leadership,” the University of Vermont defines the concept as influencing others using core values, principles and beliefs that have been pre-determined as moral. By this definition, ethical leaders are a group of people who have been chosen to lead coworkers because they have the same ethical and cultural habits that define the organization. Because these individuals serve as examples for others in the group, they should be skilled at perception. This will help them anticipate coworkers’ and clients’ motivations and feelings, giving them insight that will strengthen their leadership capabilities overall.

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