Types of Ethical Leadership

TYPES of ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (as explained by Karin Lasthuizen who is the Brian Picot Chair of Ethical leadership at the Victoria university Business School at an AOG leaders Integrity Forum in 2018).

Here is an example of the different roles that a leader needs to play when trying to influence ethical behaviour in the workplace.

The “moral motivator” – is essentially about doing the right thing and role modelling that. And in New Zealand, the “social builder” is already a big part of our culture (because we live in a village, so creating and maintaining strong relationships is something we need to do well). Then there are the “safe haven creator” and “boundaries setter” roles. These are more about explicitly managing ethics – which can include giving honest and direct feedback, creating a culture in which it is safe/okay to call things out, and telling our own stories about when we didn’t get things right.  And “practising preacher” is about actively putting ethics and integrity on the agenda for discussion, education, and training within an organisation.

We apologise for the quality of this picture. You can view the content on page 37 in this Victoria University Research Report