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Ethical Leadership - Code of Conduct

Ethical Leadership - Code of Conduct

Ethical Leadership - Code of Conduct

The Code for Ethical Leadership has been created by Professor Derek Mowbray of the Management Advisory Service.

Ethics is concerned with moral values established by, and applied within, all types of communities, including organisations.

Moral values relate to notions of right and wrong, good and bad, innocence and shame, and how these notions are devised and where the line between them is drawn. Ethical leadership is about the motivation of people living their leadership lives according to an internal sense of morality and ethics. The ability to live these lives without personal distress relies on an ethically based cultural context.

In the absence of a suitable cultural context, ethical leaders will be encouraged by an internal Code based on personal values and beliefs and which will influence outward behaviour.

The Code for Ethical Leadership

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Introducing the 4S model of ethical leadership

There are four parts to this model. They include the individual and his/her focus as a leader. Ethical leadership adjusts the focus towards moral and ethical principles as the motivation for behaviour and action.

  • Status – the profile of an ethical person that shines through into leadership and convinces followers of his or her common sense, wisdom and effectiveness as a leader.
  • Staff – the behaviours and decisions of leaders that lead to the engagement, trust and commitment of the workforce in their work and their organisation.
  • Service – the behaviours and decisions of leaders that produce the highest quality and standard of service.
  • Society – the behaviours and decisions of leaders that demonstrate a concern to prevent harm to, and promote wellbeing in, society at large.

Code of Conduct for Ethical Leadership

Status

Ethical leadership stands for being motivated to be:

  • competent as a person and a leader
  • attentive in every interaction
  • honest and trustworthy
  • selfless

Staff

Ethical leadership stands for being motivated to be:

  • Attentive to all staff
  • Intellectually flexible in decision making
  • Reliable and consistent in decisions
  • Resolving conflicts as they arise
  • Encouraging contributions from all staff

Service

Ethical leadership stands for being motivated to:

  • Ensure services are efficiently delivered within the prescribed resources
  • Seek the satisfaction of customers and clients

Society

Ethical leadership stands for being motivated to be:

  • Aware of the impact on society of organisations
  • Participating with others to promote health and wellbeing in society
  • Taking action to prevent harm in society

Development Programmes that compliment the adoption of the Code

Top Teams Facilitation

Facilitated discussion with senior managers to support local adoption of the Code of Ethical Leadership, to clarify what the Code means and how it can be embedded in the organisation's culture.

Cognitive coaching

One-to-one coaching support for the senior team.

Leaders Retreat

Leaders need to take time out to relax, think, meditate, reflect and learn. The Leaders' Retreat is designed to achieve all these by carving out a time when a small group of leaders, can shut out the outside world and have the time and space to re-charge their batteries, and think freely without pressure.

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Click here to download the Code for Ethical Leadership from our Article Library.

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