Demonstrating Ethical Leadership by Measuring Ethics: A Survey of U.S. Public Servants.

Muel Kaptein, L Huberts, K Lasthuizen, S Avelino

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Abstract

Managers need information to manage the ethics of their organizations. This article proposes that periodic surveys examining organizational ethics can be used to obtain this information. It presents the design and results of a study of U.S. public servants that demonstrates the value of surveys as an instrument to support effective ethical leadership. Surveys can reveal the extent and possible consequences of unethical behavior in organizations and illuminate the characteristics of ethical leadership. A brief agenda for further research is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-312
Number of pages13
JournalPublic Integrity
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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