The New Reality for Leadership

The 21st century business environment changes have created an opportunity for the rise of ethical leaders as the traditional perception of a leader-as-hero is now being challenged by that of a humble leader who empowers and develops others. What is ethical behaviour? Definition: Acting in ways consistent with what society and individuals typically think are goodContinue reading “The New Reality for Leadership”

Laissez-Faire Leadership Style – does it work?

What is Laissez-Faire Leadership Style and WHY is it so often critiqued?

Why is Ethical Leadership Important?

Increasing Public Awareness of Ethics Since the 2008 financial crisis, the public awareness and concern with ethical behaviour of organisations has been increasing. With consumers and potential clients more aware of business ethics than ever before, it is important that companies regard ethics as a top priority  and develop a framework and workplace culture thatContinue reading “Why is Ethical Leadership Important?”

My Vision of Leadership

The 21st century is characterized by rapid changes in technology, rising global population and scarce resources (Barton 2016). All these external influences have developed new opportunities, but also developed new challenges for aspirational leaders (Wharton 2016). The leaders of tomorrow need to develop both short-term and long-term strategic plans, build a network of managerial supportContinue reading “My Vision of Leadership”

Leadership and Ethics

Many academicians describe leadership as revolving around vision, ideas and has more to do with inspiring people as to direction and goals than with day-to-day implementation (Bennis 2007:132).  In order to define ethical leadership one must examine the root concepts of the two main schools of ethics: deontological ethics and consequentialist ethics.  Deontological ethics places special emphasis onContinue reading “Leadership and Ethics”