Leadership: Equality, Justice, Truth, and Freedom
Busi 472- Organizational Ethics
In this paper the reader will read about leadership. The basis for this paper is from a quote by Clarence Walton, “Leadership, an ill-defined word, comes from understanding and respecting four crucial ideas: equality, justice, truth, and freedom,” (Hosmer, 2011). This paper will illustrate the importance of the four ideas to leadership.
Leadership is defined as “the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group,” (Dictionary.com, 2011). How does a person become a leader and what should that person’s values be to be a good leader? Clarence Walton said it best, he said “Leadership, an ill-defined word, comes from understanding and respecting four crucial ideas: equality, justice, truth, and freedom,” (Hosmer, 2011). The ideas stated by Clarence Walton are all important in building a talented leader. In this paper each of the four ideas will be expanded on. There have been many leaders in the past and the present who have been great leaders because they understood and respected the crucial ideas of being a leader. Equality in Leadership
Equality is defined as “the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability,” (Dictionary.com, 2011). Equality should be followed by a leader, because they will lose or never earn respect if they do not treat each person equally. Even when women were first allowed to work with the men they were not treated equally. Some women were only given jobs that others felt that a woman could handle and the women that did have the same job title as a man were paid significantly less than the man. A great leader is one that will look at the work that the person has done rather than judge them on their sex or color. “Discrimination of any kind undermines the strength of our communities,” (Association...
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