Factors that Influence Followers to Be a Future Ethical Leader
Keywords:Ethical Leader; Followers; Leadership; Organizational Ethics.
This literature review study connects such elements to relevant ethical theories (such as utilitarianism, libertarianism, Kant's ethical theory, and fairness and justice), focusing on the characteristics that empower people to become future ethical leaders. This research attempts to investigate the idea of ethical leadership, the significance of ethical leadership in an organization, determining components to be an ethical leader, and strategies to turn followers into ethical leaders from the intersection of the literature reviews on ethics and leadership. A major research question directed the study: what are the factors that inspire followers to become future ethical leaders? Based on data found from the various books and articles, different databases and a list of keywords used during the search. According to the research outcomes, two key influences—(a) an individual's moral worldview and (b) organizational culture and ethics—can motivate followers to become moral leaders. Family influences, religious conviction, educational institutions, peer influences, and culture have an impact on an individual's moral philosophy. Besides organizational culture and ethics consists of code of conduct, work-life balance, recruitment procedure, compensation plan, role model, training, and further development. The influencing factors were discussed and recommended further research area. The relevant elements were explored, and further research area was suggested.
IUBAT Review—A Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 5 (1): 77-88
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