How to Be an Ethical Manager

Ethical managers embody a set of characteristics that distinguish them as managers who go beyond merely following policy and obeying laws. Ethical managers are those who continuously practice the following behaviors.

  1. Remaining committed to honesty, fairness, and excellent work ethics.
  2. Valuing employees as individuals as well as workers.
  3. Knowing that how objectives are met is just as important as meeting objectives.
  4. Modeling ethical behavior like not shifting blame, not playing favorites, and not trying to outdo the deeds of others.
  5. Looking out for others, and always taking their interests and needs into account.
Author: Janie Sullivan

Janie Sullivan, MBA, MAEd, has been teaching adult learners for over 20 years. She has taught online over 15 years, specializing in writing, communications, and small business applications. Janie directs the Center for Writing Excellence where she offers writing, editing, and formatting services for writers. She has been published in several newspapers and magazines as well as multiple online sites. She teaches communication, business strategy, leadership, and management courses. Janie has published a book "Develop and Deliver an Online Class." This is the third book she has written about writing and teaching online. She also has published a novel and an anthology of short stories.

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