Ethical leadership: the way forward

Adebowale Samuel Adeshipo, Christian Harrison

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The challenges and the growing issues of ethical scandals in respect to leadership in diverse organisations (public, private and hybrid sectors) has driven the growing demand for ethicality as a core aspect of leadership. This has driven the necessity for critical research works in the field of ethical leadership as a solution to these ethical challenges. The adoption of the concept of ethical leadership in recent years as a countermeasure towards the surge of ethical scandals involving leaders in organisations.

This paper analyses the general concept of ethical leadership as a critical aspect to today’s ethical problems. This paper address the necessity and provides a detailed understanding of the concept of ethical leadership. The paper provides six critical perspective of ethical leadership namely the identity perspective, the follower’s perspective, the sectors perspective, performance perspective, behavioural perspective and cultural perspective. Finally, this paper provides a way forward in the ethical leadership field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication British Academy of Management 2018 Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBritish Academy of Management
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-0-9956413-1-0
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2018
EventBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018 : Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times - Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sept 20186 Sept 2018 (Conference website)


ConferenceBritish Academy of Management Annual Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleBAM2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • leadership
  • ethical leadership
  • ethics
  • sustainability


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