Importance Of Moral Leadership In Engineering

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Engineers provide many types of leadership in the development and implementation of technology, as managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, academics and officials of the government. Moral leadership is not merely the dominance by a group. It means adopting reasonable means to motivate the groups to achieve morally desirable goals. This leadership presents the engineers with many challenges to their moral principles.

Moral leadership is essentially required for the engineers, for the reasons listed as follows:

1. It is leading a group of people towards the achievement of global and objectives. The goals as well as the means are to be moral. For example, Hitler and Stalin were leaders, but only in an instrumental sense and certainly
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The moral leadership in engineering is manifested in leadership within the professional societies. The professional societies provide a forum for communication, and canvassing for change within and by groups.

5. Voluntarism: Another important avenue for providing moral leadership within communities, by the engineers is to promote services without fee or at reduced fees (pro bono) to the needy groups. The professional societies can also promote such activities among the engineers.
This type of voluntarism (or philanthropy) has been in practice in the fields of medicine, law and education. But many of the engineers are not self-employed as in the case of physicians and lawyers. The business institutions are encouraged to contribute a percentage of their services as free or at concessional rates for charitable purposes.

6. Community service: This is another platform for the engineers to exhibit their moral leadership. The engineers can help in guiding, organizing, and stimulating the community towards morally- and environmentally-desirable goals. The corporate organizations have come forward to adopt villages and execute many social welfare schemes, towards this
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Apart from professional societies, companies and universities have framed their own codes of ethics, based on the individual circumstances and specific mission of the organizations. These codes of conduct help in employees’ awareness of ethical issues, establish, and nurture a strong corporate ethical culture.


National Society of Professional Engineers

Engineering is an important and erudite profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to show the higher standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and crucial impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services offered by engineers require honesty, fairness, fairness, and justice, and must be dedicated to the protection of public health, safety, and welfare. Engineer must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires obedience to the highest principles of ethical conduct.

I. Fundamental principles

Engineers in the fulfillment of their professional duties shall
1. Hold top priority to the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
2. Perform services only in areas of their competency.
3. Issue public statements only in objective and straight

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