Competency 3008.1.2: Ethical Leadership and Code of Ethics - The graduate identifies influences on ethical leadership and analyzes a code of ethics.


Leadership is often defined as the ability to influence people to do what they normally would not do. An effective leader guides the organization, and its employees, to accomplish organizational goals. An unethical leader, in the same vein, can guide the organization and its employees to act unethically, harming both the organization and the stakeholders. Leadership is an exploration, a reflection, and a test of what the leader values. Seeking understanding of how you resolve ethical dilemmas, taking inventory of where an ethical weakness may lie, and examining the traits of an ethical leader helps you define, shape, and apply an ethical decision-making framework that takes in consideration all stakeholders that may be impacted by your decisions.

This task focuses on you, as a leader, by helping you to define, refine, and test your ethical boundaries through a series of self-reflection and analysis.
Note: Any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature should not be included in the actual task submission to WGU. Do not include the actual names of people, suppliers, the organization(s), or other identifiable information. Fictional names should be used. Also, organization-specific data, including financial information, should not be included but should be addressed in a general fashion as appropriate. Work performed for a client or an employer is their property and should not be used without written permission.

Prepare a report (suggested length of 6-8 pages) in which you do the following:
A.  Select a leader who you feel has exhibited exemplary ethical conduct and do the following:
1.  Discuss at least two ethical traits that the leader demonstrated.
2.  Explain how the leader exhibited ethical...

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