Leaders are considered as people who “generally implement ethical programs in order to influence an organizations climate” (Yukl, 2010). To any organizations, leadership plays an important role to empower another people to follow them. Therefore, ethical leadership can be defined as the process of impacting people through rules, principles, beliefs and values. I recognized that every leaders tend to have a highly ethical in their business practices. Ethical leadership will help leaders to lead their employees as legitimate. Because when the employees have the trust in the leader, they will “follow the organization’s managers, do what managers say, and see managers’ leadership as legitimate” (Velasquez, 2006). Therefore, ethics has become the key component of effective management.
Ethic leadership is mainly constructed by society. Society direct the moral standards which make up the discipline of ethics (Velasquez, 2006). But deciding what is ethical and what is not is dependent on the leader. Most scholars consider moral to be an important aspect of ethical leadership (Yukl, 2010, p409) because ethics is all about behavior and in leadership, leaders need to base on their integrity to take the “right” and “good” path when they come to the ethical decisions. In order to become an effective leader, morals and ethic need to be combined together. When a leader has his/her integrity and it just in its decision that in turn creates a more relaxed cohesive working environment. Besides, they need to stay the course and lead with their integrity.
Becoming professional ethics and values will help people have impact on their career. From deciding where to work or what to do to how to make decisions within the organization, leaders all have to be dependent on their personal values, academic integrity and professional integrity. If the leader has a highly standard of integrity and professionalism, he will be trustworthy to everyone. Because integrity is a part of leader’s quality and it can be connected with truth and honesty. Leaders needs to have a strong moral and it also means that they need to have a good integrity. Integrity can be the best virtue that someone can possess. Meanwhile, integrity will help leaders use their best judgment to stand up for everything, professionalism can be their conduct or qualities that characterize professions. Committing to integrity and professionalism will help leaders to communicate effectively with other people in order to better the working environment and make better decisions.
When it comes to the core qualities of ethical leadership, there are a lot of elements were identified as part of the key to the development of ethical leaders which help leaders to lead to moral change and to create an intellectual and emotional commitment between leaders and their followers in order to pursuit the goals of the organization. In my opinion, a leader needs 3 qualities in order to become an ethical leader. They must have...