Leader has a social responsibility to be concerned with have nots in the

Leader has a social responsibility to be concerned

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Leader has a social responsibility to be concerned with “have-nots” in the organization and: Remove inequalities & social injustices Uses less institutional power Uses less control Shifts authority to followers o Servant Leadership Values: Involvement Respect Trust Individual strength Listening Empathy Unconditional acceptance o Follower Needs Become more knowledgeable More autonomous Become more like servants - Recent Research – 1999-2002 o Includes wide range of concepts focused on: Identifying attributes of service leadership Examining conceptual frameworks of servant leadership Developing instruments to measure servant leadership
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19 Principles of Ethical Leadership Pg. 387, Figure 15.2 - Ethics – is central to leadership because of: o The process of influence o The need to engage followers to accomplish mutual goals o The impact leaders have on establishing the organization’s values - Respects Others – treating others as ends (their own goals) rather than as means (to leaders’ personal goals) o Leader shall: Treat other people’s values and decisions with respect Allow others to be themselves with creative wants and desires Approach others with a sense of unconditional worth and value individual differences o Leader behaviours: Listens closely to subordinates Is empathic Is tolerant of opposing viewpoints - Serves Others – follower-centered – based on the altruistic principle of placing followers foremost in the leader’s plans o Leader’s have – A duty to help others pursue their own legitimate interests and goals To be stewards of the organization’s vision; in serving others they: clarify, nurture, and integrate the vision with, not for, organization members An ethical responsibility to make decisions that are beneficial to their followers’ welfare o Leader behaviours Mentoring behaviours Empowerment behaviours Team building behaviours Citizenship behaviours - Shows Justice – ethical leaders are concerned with issues of fairness and justice; they place issues of fairness at the center of their decision making o Leader’s shall – Adhere to principles of distributive justice o Leader behaviours All subordinates are treated in an equal manner In special treatment/special consideration situations, grounds for differential treatment are clear, reasonable, and based on sound moral values o Principles of Distributive Justice These principles are applied in different situations. To each person An equal share
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20 According to individual need According to that person’s rights According to individual effort According to societal contribution According to merit - Manifests Honest – honest leaders are authentic but also sensitive to the feelings and attitudes of others o Leaders: Are not deceptive Tell the truth with a balance of openness and candor while monitoring what is appropriate to disclose in a particular situation o Leader behaviours Don’t promise what you cant deliver Don’t suppress obligations
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