10 Characteristics of Ethical Leaders

Posted on Sep 3, 2020 2:29 PM

Few things are more important to human activity than leadership. Effective leadership makes a business organization successful. It enables a not-for-profit organization to fulfill its mission. The effective leadership of parents enables children to grow into independent and productive adults. But for all leaders, abiding by ethical standards is vital.

What are the characteristics of an ethical leader? If you were asked to list the qualities and behaviors of leaders who live out their values, what characteristics would you cite?

Many have enumerated the qualities of ethical leadership. In "Developing Ethical Leadership," a publication of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, R. Edward Freeman and Lisa Stewart provided a list of ten characteristics of an ethical leader, written from the perspective of the leader. Learn more in our latest infographic.


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Topics: Ethics, Leadership, Business Ethics

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