If you use ‘’leadership results’’ (sales, revenue, sports victories, awards, etc.) as a measure of success and do not monitor or analyse the underlying leadership behaviour in terms of whether it is ethical or not, it’s impossible to say which of the two makes the most impact. Any theory of ethics in leadership must be based on two premises. First, ethical leadership is based on set rules for what leaders should do, rather than what they should avoid doing. Secondly, our definition of leadership must grow to include ethical behaviour, not because it is the right thing to do, but mainly because it lies on the very core of the concept of leadership

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