Most often, ethical leadership is associated with principles and values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, trust, transparency, and respect. Ethical leadership should be a conscious decision. The leader should strive consciously and purposefully for ethical leadership behavior.
Ethical leaders also show how to be ethical and moral in their own work, which is a crucial example to other employees. When employees see that their leaders are constantly making decisions with integrity and honesty in mind, they are also willing to make those ethical considerations in their work. Willing to evolve.
Six key Values Form the Principles for Ethical Leadership. The F-A-T-H-E-R Framework. Fairness, Accountability, Trust, Honesty, Equality & Respect. The principle of fairness is core to the way we humans interact and expect to be treated. By default, we expect to be treated fairly and strive to treat others fairly.