By Linda Fisher Thornton
I blogged a while back about the Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO. I realized later that these important ethical roles apply not just to CEOs, but also to all senior leaders in an organization. And if front line leaders don’t carry these roles throughout the organization, there will be gaps in the culture.
An ethical culture will only happen if the leadership team is “All In.”
We should prepare leaders to take on these 9 important roles, to help them be “All In” in the quest for ethical culture building:
Critical Roles of the Ethical Leader
Ethical Leadership Role Model
High Level Trust-Builder
Champion For Ethical Values
Ethical Prevention Advocate
Highest Leader Accountable For Ethics
Accountability Consistency Monitor
Ethics Dialogue Leader
Ethical Decision-Making Coach
Ethical Culture Builder
Through these important roles, leaders communicate, model and coach ethical thinking and action. That process increases the ethical capability of the organization over time, protects it from problems, and keeps the work environment positive.
Is your leadership team “All In” in taking on these roles and championing ethics throughout the organization? Help each leader develop the skills and confidence to handle these important roles.
Ethical Leaders See Their Choices Through All 7 Lenses
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Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership®
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