BLUF

Many organisations regard their workers as a valuable asset—therefore, good leaders are vitally important to ensure that organisations retain their people.

Summary

Ethical leaders usually display the following six characteristics:
  1. Authenticity. Engaging workers and manage conflict with respect, dignity, and active listening.
  2. Value people. Leaders take care of people. Valuing people reduces suffering, anxiety, improves performance, and increases value, loyalty, and trust.
  3. Develop people. Provide learning and growth while developing their potential and career paths. Provide encouragement and affirmation. Offer people responsibility. It increases engagement and learning and holds them accountable. 
  4. Provide leadership. Set goals and expectations. Their work needs to be fulfilling, have meaning and purpose, and match workers' abilities and needs. 
  5. Share leadership. Share power and decision making. Empower others.
  6. Build community. Enhance relationships and relate well to others at all levels. Emphasise teamwork. Value differing strengths, expressions, ideas, personalities, and viewpoints.