Week 8 Discussion – Ethical Leadership 19 Unread replies19 Replies What are the

Week 8 Discussion – Ethical Leadership
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What are the

Week 8 Discussion – Ethical Leadership
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What are the key characteristics of an ethical leader?
How does ethical leadership impact employee motivation and organizational culture positively?
This week you read Ch. 14 in The Leader of the Future 2. In this chapter the authors discuss the concept of servant leadership.
Discuss two examples of how servant leadership can ward off unethical behavior.
One example should be from the book and the other should be applicable to your chosen company.
Provide a substantive response to one or more of your classmates.Classmate post:Hello Everyone,
There are several characteristics of an ethical leader including integrity, fairness, and employee wellbeing. Ethical leaders possess strong integrity and consistently demonstrate honesty, transparency, and trustworthiness in their actions and decisions. They hold themselves accountable for their behavior and adhere to high moral and ethical standards. They lead by example, promoting ethical behavior throughout the organization. They have a long-term perspective and consider the broader impact of their decisions on stakeholders, including employees, customers, and society.
Ethical leadership impacts employee motivation and organizational culture because when employees have ethical leaders, they feel a sense of trust and respect, which enhances their motivation and engagement. They communicate openly and honestly, fostering a transparent and collaborative work environment.
Servant leadership can ward off unethical behavior by keeping communication open and fostering an environment where people feel comfortable and can be themselves. This type of leadership means if unethical behaviors occur, employees will feel comfortable expressing themselves, and it will be addressed.
Bath and Body Works is based on our values and is a resource where associates can find information that defines acceptable behaviors and those that are not. All of their policies, whether in the Code our standard operating procedures, or from other sources in business, are based on our values. Gina Boswell Chief Executive gave a statement saying It is a personal promise and it’s fundamental to all that we stand for as a company. If you ever see anything that seems inconsistent with our values or Code, be sure to talk to your manager, Human Resources partner, or our Global Ethics & Compliance team.
Lia Prewitt
Sources:
1. Frances Hesselbein, and Marshall Goldsmith. The Leader of the Future 2 : Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era. Jossey-Bass, 2006.https://eds-p-ebscohost-com.libdatab.strayer.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook/bmxlYmtfXzE3MDU0OV9fQU41?sid=eb789ab5-70bf-4329-9172-5a1a3c933a06@redis&vid=0&format=EB&lpid=lp_iii&rid=0
2. Bath and Body Works. No Date. Associates Code of Conduct. https://www.bbwinc.com/people/culture/code-of-conduct

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