Importance Of Ethical Leader

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The organization had an excellent culture that embraced diversity, informed participative decisions, high quality programs, team collaboration, veracity, and accountability when I started in 2005 as a Head Start teacher. The former executive director who was also the founder of the organization served for 34 years and demised due to sudden illness in 2010. The past executive director’s tenure resonated with the leadership portrayed in Heineman’s High Performance with High Integrity and Leadership is an Art. The course of events changed radically when the new executive director was elected. Currently, the organization is falling short on most of the best practices and agency’s core values that had created a great legacy in the communities. I …show more content…
Responsible leaders are grounded leaders who demonstrate confidence and humility. They have the capacity to listen to others point of view and they demonstrate high emotional intelligence. Many directors of centers in the organization fake responsibility while a few cuddle responsibilities, but end up stretching their workloads manifold. Some push it to their subordinates without any concern and the rest display incompetent behavior like careless work. Therefore, some of the staff appears burnt out because they end up doing more than their capacity can hold. On the other hand, some who do not demonstrate responsibility are ready to embrace the opportunity to gain benefits and reputation and later end up with shoddy performance and unethical practices and …show more content…
After going through the journey of the ethical leadership program up until now, I perceive the cultures of those centers with different set of eyes. Most of the program leaders are lacking citizenship. A leader with good social responsibility exhibits cooperation, shares information, stays informed, is a good neighbor, protects the environment, obeys the law, and seeks the common good for the most people. Sharing of information and resources is missing among centers leaders. The centers are working in silos and there is a spirit of us versus them. A few of the leaders from these centers are missing cooperation, are incompetent, are often self-centered and selfish than seeking the common good for the communities that are served. One of the eight sites director demonstrate self-centeredness, disrespect for staff and families, use her title to threaten staff, and blames others for all the wrong doings. A staff member was let go and that staff filed a discrimination case against her. There are open positions in that center for a long time. Other centers within the agency have good team collaboration and sufficient leadership capabilities. Overall, the centers are lacking the unity in diversity as it used to be a few years ago. The eight centers operate as individual entities most of the time. The unfortunate outcomes are miscommunication, diminishing programs quality,

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