Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity for Excellence...

Leading with Vision, Inspiration and Integrity for Excellence An organization which aspires for excellence has leaders  in the management team who not only shape the future but also make it happen by acting as role models for its values and ethics. The leaders have capabilities  and integrity to inspire, adapt, react and gain the commitment of all the stakeholders. They are flexible, enabling the organization to anticipate and react in a timely manner to ensure and sustain the ongoing success of the organization. Organizational leaders develop the mission, vision, values and ethics and act as role models. They define, monitor, review and drive the improvement of the organizational management system and performance. They  engage with external stakeholders and reinforce a culture of excellence with the organizational people. They ensure that the organisation is flexible and manages change effectively. People like working with organizational leaders who do two things namely (i) lead from their values, and (ii) share an inspiring vision for the future. These two things are clearly connected. If the organizational leaders are grounded in their values, they can build a culture of trust and transparency in the organization. The three basic requirements for the organizational leaders for propelling the organization on the path of excellence are namely (i) vision, (ii) inspiration and (iii) integrity. These three basic requirements are shown in Fig 1 and described below. Fig 1 Basic requirements for organizational leadership Vision  Organizational leaders are to dream, create and articulate a wonderful, compelling and inspiring vision for the future of the organization. The vision is to reflect a new dawn for the organization and is to be created  working with imagination, insight, and boldness. It must present a challenge that calls forth the best in people and brings them together around a...

Organizational Ethics and Management...

Organizational Ethics and Management  Ethics refers to the principles, rules and standards of moral behaviour that are accepted by society as right or wrong. It tells the difference between the right and wrong. It guides the employees of the organization to decide on the best course of action in situations where it is difficult to make the right choice, or at least the best choice from among competing alternatives. Organizational ethics is also known as corporate or business ethics. It is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and morals or ethical problems that arise in an organizational environment. It applies to all aspects of organizational conduct and is relevant to the conduct of its management and employees as well as the organization as a whole. It can be both a normative and a descriptive discipline. The range and quantity of ethical issues reflects the degree to which organizational working is perceived to be at odds with non economic social values. Organizational ethics lay emphasis on commitment of the organization in promoting non economic social values. They are tied to the ethics of the society as well as the ethics of the individuals who work for, and buy products from, the organization. Ethics is not a recent phenomenon. Ethical codes have been prepared along with the development of human civilization. The word ethics is derived from the Greek word ‘Ethikos’ and Latin word ‘Ethicus’. The word means custom, norm, ideal, or character. In the words of Peter.F.Drucker, ‘Ethics deals with right actions of individuals’. The term ‘business ethics’ came into common use in the USA in the early 1970s. Organizations started highlighting their ethical stature in the late 1980s and early 1990s, possibly trying to distance themselves from the business scandals of the...