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U05 L13: How to Maintain A Positive Climate [Ethical]

Simply, climate is defined as “the usual or most widespread mood or conditions in a place” and in depth, as “the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded”. (Merriam-Webster, n.d). This implies that the climate in a business or organization is created by everyone in the organization i.e. climate depends on the people making up […]

L09: Agreeableness as a Weakness

In the research of the traits approach to leadership, the five-factor personality model (FFM) of Costa and McCrae (1992) has become popular as a result of the consensus among researchers on the basic factors that make up personality (Northouse, 2013).  These personality traits or factors are neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, openness and conscientiousness (Northouse, 2013). In an […]

L06: Many Codes, Same Concepts.

This unit has explored a few professional ethics codes but I decided to see if one exists for someone in my situation: an engineer who works in the information security field within information technology. And I found quite a few of them that seem to be related to IT professionals! These include: Institute of Electrical and […]

L02: Habit and Character

As leaders, it is imperative that our personal ethics code do not derail the vision and growth of an organization. Leaders need to cultivate a habit of good morals as this would determine their priorities when faced with ethical challenges or temptations that will surely arise in their environments. As Howard and Korver (2008) said, “we must […]

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