Skill Basics

To be more ethical in your leadership, focus on what you can do and what your organization can do. Here are some suggestions on how to do this:

What You Can Do

  • Know your values. What’s important to you? Where do you draw the line?

  • Think before you act. Will your actions injure someone? What are your ulterior motives? Will your actions jeopardize your reputation?

  • Consider all consequences. If you make the wrong decision, what will happen? Every decision comes with consequences and you should be sure you’ve considered their implications.

  • Apply the “publicity test.” What would your family and friends think if your actions were described in detail on the front page of your local newspaper or on the local TV news?

  • Seek opinions from ...

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