4 Straightforward Practices that Promote Ethical Leadership

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4 Straightforward Practices that Promote Ethical Leadership

What are the benefits of Ethical Leadership?

The culmination of 2020’s political cycle has left the world pondering a lot of questions.  Particularly when it comes to the issue of moral character in leadership.  If there’s one lesson to be learned from all the controversies and scandals of the recent past, it’s that society needs ethical leadership.  Society needs ethical leadership because without it, chaos ensues.

Leadership and Integrity Go Hand-In-Hand

Leadership Expert Craig Johnson explains that “Moral leaders practice self-reflection, looking inward to identify and then to combat unhealthy motivations that lead to ethical failures. In addition to behaving morally, ethical leaders have to convince others to do likewise. Moral leadership directly influences the ethical context.”

What are the components of Ethical Leadership?

Here are a few tips on how to practice strong ethical leadership:

1) Follow Good Role Models

Leaders often find themselves in challenging circumstances.  Moments like these are when it’s necessary to find inspiration from admirable examples.  Righteous role models can provide enlightenment on what it takes to lead with integrity. 

2) Be a Respectable Pace-Setter

Leaders have a responsibility to set the agenda by articulating a vision for people to follow.  This vision should be one that is virtuous, and commendable.  If a leader’s vision is disgraceful, it will attract division and conflict.

3) Fight Against Cognitive Biases

Cognitive biases are unfounded or unsubstantiated beliefs which motivate people to behave in a prejudiced way.  When people allow themselves to be guided by biases, they end up making destructive choices.  On the other hand, when people resist the influence of cognitive biases, they end up making choices which advance equality and justice.

4) Encourage Socially-Responsible Values

The values upheld by a leader will ultimately define their reputation and legacy.  Socially-responsible values contribute to a reputation of decency.  Socially responsible leaders are universally honored.


Leadership in itself is a privilege that wields a lot of influence.  The things that leaders believe, say, and do, always trickle down to the people whom they lead.  This is why conscious and deliberate integrity should always be a permanent part of any leader’s character.  Embracing good ethics sets the kind of example that fosters stability and progress in society.  If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success. For business development coaching by Richard Martinez, call at 626-202-2291 or follow us on Facebook and Instagram

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