Action Wheel Leadership
There are no universally agreed upon rules of ethics in leadership, no absolute standards or controls, and no fixed and firm reference points. This is fascinating given how hugely important ethics have now become in modern life and society. ~Warren Hoffman - See more at: http://www.action-wheel.com/ethics-in-leadership.html#sthash.mUuKWjwD.dpuf
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Most Western ethical philosophy can be divided into three views:
Dr. Robert Terry, author of Authentic Leadership: Courage In Action, wrote extensively about leadership ethics.
Action Wheel Leadership, Inc. has developed a framework for thinking about the values, preferences, and dispositions that drive individual and group decision-making. This assessment instrument is called View to Values (VTV).
Bob Terry on leadership ethics:
What is especially crucial is that, if ethics in leadership is not perceived as essential it will continue to be ignored or included in leadership programs solely for idiosyncratic reasons—the instructors interests, the culture's latest fad, or the participants' whims. Only what is perceived to be essential in leadership is always included.
Even when ethical leadership is included in a leadership program, all too often key ethical principles are not identified, evaluated, or placed in a useful relation to each other. Urging ethical behavior is not the same as thoughtful wrestling with ethical principles or problems. More is required of us as teachers than a peripheral nod to ethical thinking. ~Bob Terry, Authentic Leadership: Courage in Action
The Authentic Action Wheel suggests six areas that should be considered in a definition of reflective ethical action:
The Action Wheel Assessment (AWA) is an MRI for organizations. Do you need to know where your organization is strong and where it is vulnerable? Based on the Action Wheel framweork developed by Dr. Robert Terry, this simple assessment has been used for 20 years in organizations of all shapes and sizes to create a snapshot of organizational health.