What Is Ethical Leadership?
Ethical leadership comes down to promoting the common good of your organization and the success of others.
Think of ethical leadership as a practice, like yoga, said Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. It is something you strive to do consistently over time and build muscles to improve your skills.
“Ethics is about the things that help humans to flourish,” Skeet said. “The most helpful frame is a very positive one, where you’re really thinking about what you can do to help other people to really thrive.”
Ann Skeet, senior director of leadership ethics, quoted on Built-in.