It is very important to build sound morals and values into leaders because the leaders of an organization determine the longevity of the people that are in the company.
“Striving to maintain ethical and moral decision-making skills is vital for a business owner because you will typically be in charge of making numerous decisions that affect both your company and the people who work for you” (McFarlin 2012). The need to see effective leadership is what has given me my drive to strive for the effectiveness of leaders in the workplace. This is something that has burned in my heart for a long time because over the years I have seen leaders abuse and misuse their authority because they can with no regard to those that has helped them get to where they are today. I also look at the relationship of a workplace leader to the employee as a relationship. If a person is being mistreated at home he/she will not stay, so the same thing goes for the workplace relationship.
This is why the television show Undercover Boss is so successful because leaders of companies are willing to do what it takes in order to keep their employees happy, and to learn what it takes to keep customers and the business thriving. I believe this site will be successful because of this one statement: “Servant leadership is effective because the needs of followers are so looked after that they reach their full potential, hence perform at their best. The strength of leadership is that it forces us away from self-serving, domineering leadership and makes those in charge think harder about how to respect, value and motivate people reporting to them” (McCrimmon 2007).
The common values of this blog will be based upon integrity and ethical decision making. The two work hand in hand because if our character has a tremendous amount of flaws in them, then we will not be able to make sound decisions as leaders. This blog will not be one that only teaches people from cognitive knowledge based upon what is learned throughout the course of time, but it will be a blog that encourage individuals to practice/live everything that they teach to others. The benefit of teaching others how to be leaders is important to the growth of this blog because you tend to respect those that are actually living what they are talking about.
McCrimmon, M. PhD. (2007) Servant Leadership. Retrieved on June 12, 2012 from: http://www.leadersdirect.com/servant-leadership
McFarlin, K. (2012) Morals or Ethics in the Workplace. Retrieved on June 12, 2012 from: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/morals-ethics-workplace-11363.html