Standards Of Ethical Leadership, Motivation, Attitudes, And Behavior

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Standards of ethical leadership originate from a value-based style of leadership that impacts the beliefs of followers. It’s a concept that influences employee motivation, attitudes, and behaviors. According to Brown (2015) one way in which ethical leaders affect the self-concept and beliefs of followers is leading by example. To show an ideological stance that is based on ethical behavior serves as a vehicle that drives ethical performance within an organization. ECI conducted its National Business Ethics Survey (2015) where responses from 6,420 workers from the private sector were asked questions regarding leadership behaviors and communications between leadership and subordinates. The research produced a dataset that indicates ethical leadership …show more content…
According to a study by Ballentine and Nitzschke (2013) one of the main challenges organizations face is controlling stakeholder demands that defy or undermine consistent ethical business operations. Their research indicates that when the influence of leadership is corrupted by the unethical actions of stakeholders, that influence can become contagious among those following leadership. In other words, what the leader does, subordinates will …show more content…
The qualitative research provided by Hartog and Belschak concluded that employees are inspired by a leaders display of dignity and respect toward employees. Their research ascertained that workers respond in positive and productive ways when they receive fair treatment. While being well informed of progress toward accomplishing organizational goals was also significant to positive employee responses, the study concluded that employees commonly observe a leader’s behavior to make sure they are able to remain poised during times of high demand, pressure, change or crisis. According to Hartog and Belschak, employees have respect for a leader who holds themselves accountable when they make a mistake and that by doing so, leadership is able to create the degree of trust that is needed in order to effectively motivate employees and build an ethical

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