Flashcards in PA03 - Ethical Leadership Deck (26)
The study of what we understand to be good and right behavior and how we judge those behaviors.
The core beliefs we hold regarding what is right and fair in terms of our actions and our interactions with others; what individuals believe to be of worth and importance to their life.
Values that we attribute to a system of beliefs that help us define right from wrong, good versus bad. Typically, they get their authority from something outside the individual— they may come from a higher being or authority.
Situations where one is forced to choose between two alternatives
The art of observing those moral obligations and precepts that is appropriate to a person’s role within the military profession.
being truthful, straightforward and having candor are aspects of honesty.
being faithful to one’s convictions is part of integrity.
the bond that holds the nation and the federal government together and the protection against dissention and conflict.
accepting responsibility for decisions and the resulting consequences.
Open-mindedness and impartiality are important aspects of fairness.
Caring for others is the protection against the temptation to pursue the mission at any cost.
treating people with dignity, honoring privacy, and allowing self-governing.
DoD employees (to include Airmen) are obligated to keep their promises in order to promote trust and cooperation.
the civic duty of every citizen, especially DoD employees (to include Airmen) to exercise discretion.
The Three Os
you must know who (US Constitution, Air Force, Unit) and what you OWE; display proper ORDERING of ethical priorities and understand what you should, or OUGHT to do.
The Three Ps
Airmen must put PRINCIPLE (truth telling and honor) first; PURPOSE (mission accomplishment and duty) second; and PEOPLE (fellow citizens, Airmen, etc.) third.
The Three Rs
it is the RULES that give a person ethical guidance. The situation, circumstances, or REALITIES influence if the rules are followed. Don’t forget to consider the RESULTS or consequences of decisions and actions beforehand.
The Three Ds
we must try to DISCERN the truth; at appropriate times, we DECLARE the truth, as we have discerned it; and then we DO what we have discerned and declared.
Ethical leaders persistently ensure they behave ethically at all times and they patiently and faithfully applying high standards in all decision making opportunities.
Ethical Decision Making
Making good ethical decisions requires a trained sensitivity to ethical issues and a practiced method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the considerations that should impact our choice of a course of action.
confusion or uncertainly as to what actions or behaviors to take because of conflicting opinions/values.
making decisions based on personal values/beliefs rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct
making decisions based on respect and/or loyalty to an individual, unit, or organization etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct
Worry Over Image
making decisions based on how they impact one’s reputation/standing among peers, subordinates, supervisors, community etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.
Drive for Success
making decisions based on a ―win at all cost‖ attitude rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.