Why good people sometimes do bad things: 52 reflections on ethics at work
actually began to clear her desk. ‘They thought I’d gone mad,’ said Gonzalez. This may be
characteristic of ethical leadership; letting others initially think you have gone mad. Fortunately
the staff did not take this model behavior literally by following suit and resigning; instead they
became more motivated in their work for the consultancy irm.
Ethical behavior is not only for people in management positions. Ultimately ethical leadership
should show people that they are not the product of their environment, but are capable of
creating an environment in which they can get the best out of themselves and others. Are you
such a leader?
17.The need for ethical leadership: moral compass and courage