Ethics and Leadership
Dr. Betty Siegel believes that we must combat a society in which trust is at an alltime low and cynicism is at an all-time high. She wants to help organizations educate our leaders and future leaders on ethical leadership and social responsibility.
To Dr. Siegel, at this point in her life, she is passionate about putting into practice the ideas and theories she has collected over the years. She wants to make sure that people are having what David White calls “Courageous Conversations.” Encouraging invitational leadership is important to Dr. Siegel. She says, “We’re all together better because we’re all together.”
There is an ethical principle that states that all people are able, valuable, and responsible. Then, in order to bring about institutional change, Dr. Siegel says leaders must be able to do three things: “articulate it, validate it, and replicate it.” These aspects are important for the leader to be able to comprehend and accomplish. Leaders must recognize and appreciate the people around them as able, valuable, and responsible. Likewise, when a change is to be made in an organization, the leader must be able to clearly state what it is, why it is happening, and then be able to repeat the process.
The philosophy of ethical leadership was summed up when she said the following: “We need to treat people the same way all the time. How can we be the best we can be if we don’t believe we are each others’ brothers and sisters? Beliefs and values are important and they shape our world. And our world is constantly changing!”
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