ERIC Number: ED328978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
The Straight and Narrow Way: Realizations and Precepts for the Ethical Administrator.
Caught in the midst of flux and the ensuing pressures and conflicts, an administrator needs a well-developed ethical code governing his or her exercise of power and authority. Ethical concern in this study centers around self-prioritizing values inherent in personal ego and service to the common good; those chosen principles and their prioritization enunciate and define the leader's ethical character and leadership style. Several precepts have been borrowed from various notable philosophers to define principles and create an ethical code that could aid in performing administrative responsibilities. By using these moral codes, a leader may practice an ethical leadership style that in general better ensures his or her moral survival and success in influencing others to will a basic consensus toward a basic end. (EJS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration (Atlanta, GA, November 11-13, 1990).