Leadership and Corporate Culture
An organization’s leaders have influence and power to shape the corporate culture and motivate ethical conduct.
In a three to five page paper excluding title page and reference page(s), evaluate the influence and power that corporate leaders have in shaping the corporate culture.
Include the following in your evaluation:
Description of important ethical leaders in an organization and their various roles. Illustration of the relationship between ethical leaders and stakeholders. Summarization of the various leadership styles and classifications and their impact on corporate culture. Analysis of the influence of leadership style on ethical decision-making, including specific examples drawn from research on today’s business leaders. Be sure to include reference to two or more articles from the Ashford Library or other scholarly sources that highlight the influence of power and leadership style on corporate culture. These two sources apply toward the total requirement of three sources for the paper.
To conclude your evaluation, summarize your position on the influence of ethical leaders in contributing to a corporate ethical culture.
Support your evaluation with at least three resources from the Ashford Library or other scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be correctly formatted according to APA 6th edition style guidelines.
An organization’s leaders have influence and power to shape the corporate culture and motivate ethical conduct. The organisation is known by the leader it has for its employees. The leader is a representative of the organisation. The organisation’s growth is the ongoing process of sustaining into the market depends on how the leader perceives and conceptualize the different scenarios. It is the ethical conduct of the leaders, their actions and relationships which demonstrate and promote ethical conduct to subordinates building better communication, reinforcement and decision making. The leader acts as an ethical role model in terms of credibility and authenticity. The ethical leader gives significance to the organizational ethics. Communicating about the organisational ethics to his subordinates is the key role of an ethical leader. This encourages the subordinates and motivates them to work. An ethical leader is responsible and makes quick decision about the outcomes whether positive or negative. It’s a two way process for any organisation. Ethical leaders direct attention to ethical issues of the organisation, enforce ethical standards and allow sub-ordinates to bring up ethical issues. The success or failure of any organisation depends totally on the ethical code of conduct of a leader (Journal of Business Ethics (2011) 103:511–528). Summarising the leader role is to guide his subordinates achieving the organisational goals in an ethical manner with prior judgements and constraints. Following the ethical code the ethical leaders give life and a way to the organisational objectives while taking along the society. Ethical leaders play a vital role in any organisation. They create value for organisations as well as for stakeholders. The employees, customers, shareholders, and suppliers are the stakeholders for the organisation. The good relationship with the stakeholder proves beneficial to the leaders in the following ways: