Ethical Foundation of Leadership

Do you ever segregate senior officials for ethics training targeted toward their special needs and interests? A Government Executive Article, What Is a Leader Without Character? – Promising Practices could be useful in developing a rapport with this type of audience. Here’s the lead:

Character is a concept that can be difficult to understand, but leading business executive J. Phillip “Jack” London says it’s the most important trait for leaders of organizations. “Good leaders aim to do the right thing,” London says in his book, Character: The Ultimate Success Factor. “They respect and trust the people they lead, empowering them to achieve their best.”

In his book, London says character is “a complex aggregate of mental and ethical traits that form the nature of a person” and the most important indicator of an individual’s success. He says people with strong character also tend to be fulfilled in their life.

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