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Don’t try to be the ‘fun boss’ – and other lessons in ethical leadershipND
Kimberly Nei & Darin Nei, The Harvard Business Review, Monday September 10 2018
We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behaviour like integrity and accountability on 3,500 leaders across 30 organisations. The organisations included several industries, varied in size from medium to large and were largely multinational. We combined data across these 30 independent studies to ecamine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership across a range of different settings and situations, finding that characteristics relating to certain traits have stronger relationships with unethical behaviour. Here are a few tips based on the findings. First, be humble, not charismatic. Second, be steady and dependable: it will get you further. Next, Remember that modesty is the best policy. Fourth, balance analysis with action. And finally, be vigilant: vulnerability increases over time.
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