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ERIC Number: EJ858811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
A Culture of Ethical Leadership
Dufresne, Peter; McKenzie, Anne S.
Principal Leadership, v10 n2 p36-39 Oct 2009
Becoming an ethical leader requires a personal journey toward integrity and a public commitment to a common good. This begins with claiming one's core values, finding a personal voice, developing a vision, and consciously aligning one's attitudes and beliefs with one's actions and behaviors. In the process, ethical leaders create spaces where people can listen to others and have their ideas and insights valued and heard. The leadership that results encourages people to work together to envision and construct a common good. The authors talk about a schoolwide culture of ethical leadership that enables people to work together for a common good. Ethical leadership involves the entire school community and can be facilitated with the help of some free tools and resources. The authors discuss the tools discovered by West Springfield (Massachusetts) High School that foster a culture of ethical leadership at the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle, Washington, and at the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The tools help the school community align its core values with its actions, understand its ethical style, create "gracious space," and foster interdependent decision making and inquiry. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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