An ethical leadership framework is fundamental to developing resilient teams led by leaders who can make the right decisions, at the right time.


This article provides a digital guide that looks at ethical leadership from a variety of angles, using multiple digital sources to dig deep into the topic. It takes you through the definition of ethics, describes the qualities of an ethical leader, provides the context and elements of contemporary ethical leadership, offers some insight into the challenges of individual versus organisational values, and provides some useful examples of leaders who have achieved applying ethical concepts. Don't be fooled into thinking that the commercial and military worlds don't align when it comes to ethical leadership.