Gathering fresh insights and wisdom can keep you on your toes and as a leader help you to better serves others.
For aspiring ethical leaders it’s mainly about mastering the essence of the subject matter, not becoming a world expert. These selected sources contain some of the best insights into Ethical Leadership and its practical implications.
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- Lucent Sustainability Report (2011/2012)—an example of a comprehensive approach to running a responsible business
- Best practices, leading trends & expectations of the world’s most ethical companies, Ethisphere,2011
- Bibb, S (2010) The Right Thing: An Everyday Guide to Business Ethics, Wiley
- Complete Guide to Ethics Management: An Ethics Toolkit for Managers
- Craig, E (12 April 2011) Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, Johnson SAGE Publications, Inc; Fourth Edition
- Critical Elements of an Organizational Ethical Culture, (2006) Ethics Resource Center,
- Ethical Leadership: Fostering an Ethical Environment & Culture, National Centre for Ethics in Health Care,
- Ethics and Employee Engagement Survey, (2009 ) Ethics Resource Centre
- Ethics Resources on line
- Ferrel O, et al (2008) Business Ethics Ethical Decision Making and Cases, South-Western, Cengage Learning,8th edition,
- GeblerIs D, Is your culture a risk factor? (2005)Working Values
- Incorporating ethics into strategy: developing sustainable business models, Discussion paper (February 2010) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
- An Ethics Policy and Programme—What are they for?, Institute of Business Ethics, 2013
- Ethical dilemmas and Decision Making Frameworks
- Johnson, C (2012) Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership, Sage Publications Fourth Edition,
- Mitchel, J The Ethical Advantage (2001) Why Ethical Leadership is Good for Business, Centre for Ethical Business Cultures
- National Business Ethics Survey of Fortune 500 Employees, (2012) Ethics Resource Center
- Prudential’s Code of Conduct: Making the Right Choices, Prudential Financial Inc
- Sample codes of ethics for selected companies and industries: Illinois Institute of Technology Center for the Study of Ethics
- Schein, E (2009) The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, Josseybass,
- Steare, R and Stamboulides,P (2008) Who’s Doing the Right Thing? Moral DNA Report
- Stoerger, S Business: Ethics web site of useful resources
- Sullivan, J (2009) The Moral Compass of Companies, International Finance Corporation
- The Ethical Business Guide (2009) How to run your business the right way, Blue Rocket and the Good Folk
- The Ethical Enterprise (2006) Doing the right things in the right ways, today and tomorrow, American Management Association
- The HOW Report New Metrics for a New Reality (2012) Rethinking the Source of Resiliency, Innovation, and Growth, LRN
- The Importance of Ethical Culture (2009) National Business Ethics Survey, Ethics Research Centre
- Thomas, T et al, (2004) Strategic leadership of ethical behaviour in business, Academy of Management Executive, Vol 18, No 2
- Trevino, L and Nelson, K (2011) Managing Business Ethics, Wiley
- Trust (2010) The Behavioural Challenge, PWC Point of View
- U.S.Department of Commerce (2004) Business Ethics: A manual for managing a responsible business enterprise in emerging market economies, Collections
of Codes of Ethics on line
- Webley, S (1 Oct 2003) Developing a Code of Business Ethics: A Guide to Best Practice, Institute of Business Ethics
- World’s most ethical companies methodology
The above list of sources is adapted from the one in Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture, by Andrew Leigh (Kogan Page 2013).