Leadership Ethics and Transformational Leadership

LeadershipEthics and Transformational Leadership

LeadershipEthics and Transformational Leadership

Ibelieve PPI management officials have a duty as an ethical approachbecause the company expects the officials to act out of expectationsand perform their work out of sense and obligation to the company.Tom Griffin, the owner of the plant takes a lot of pride from whathis plant has achieved and because of that, there is a need to ensurethat efficiency, order, and cleanliness remain his top priority. Toensure this, consultants are brought in to check the standards of theplant. Price (2008) noted that duty-based ethical approach is themost preferred since it mainly focuses on the act and performance andnot the overall consequences. This approach is heavy on obligation toperform. The importance to PPI when the approach is used is that thehighest virtue is derived from acting on what one is supposed to do.The OSHA officials follow their duty-bound laws, whether they getpositive or negative results. This is important since PPI will be ina position to monitor the results and act on the outcome to ensurethe conditions of the plant are improved.

PPImanagement ethics appear to be in conflict with its attorneys. Thisis due to the fact that both parties are opposed to the approach thatshould be taken. While the management is of the idea to havingauditors from outside to reevaluate the company, the attorneys areopposed to it. To resolve the issue, lawyers will choose virtue-basedapproached. This is because they will tend to make right decisionsfor the company regardless of the rights or consequences. Hill (2012)claims that lawyers re often tasked with deciding or judging morallycomplex matters and therefore aspire to offer professional quality tocomplex judgement, and in this case, the lawyers will takevirtue-based approach to deal with the PPI matter.


Hill,T. E. (2012). Virtue, rules, and justice: Kantian aspirations.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Price,T. L. (2008). Leadership ethics: An introduction. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press.