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Elaborate upon the positive effect that Accountability and moral competence have on ethical leadership in organizations.

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

7. Elaborate upon the positive effect that Accountability and moral competence have on ethical leadership in organizations. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question aims to examine the positive effect that Accountability and moral competence have on ethical leadership in organizations.

Key demand of the question:

The answer should discuss the positive effect that Accountability and moral competence have on ethical leadership in organizations.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define the terms accountability, moral competence and ethical leadership.

Body:

Start by explaining the relationship among accountability, moral competence, and ethical leadership in general. Explain that accountability is a construct that involves an assessment of an individual’s beliefs and feelings and an assessment of the behavior of others. Moreover, accountability involves monitoring and evaluating the performance and behavior of self. From here explain how it influences positively the ethical leadership. Explain that to help sustain ethical leadership behavior, organizations and leaders may want to consider utilizing accountability as an instrument to promote ethical behavior. The level of moral competence in a leader may play a critical role in moderating relationships among ethical leadership behavior, self-accountability, and other-accountability.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.