Business Ethics Resource Center
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP

Principled leaders champion, model and communicate expected ethical conduct and personal integrity essential to maintaining an ethical business culture.

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Principled leadership is about creating and implementing a focus on ethical practices and culture for business success. Principled leaders motivate their employees to do their best work and consider ethical implications of their decisions and actions. These are unique leaders because they help their organizations be successful by championing and educating employees to consistently engage in ethical practices for the benefit of all stakeholders.

If you’re motivated and happy in your role, then others will follow your lead. And if you’re burned out and tired, that energy will permeate everything. Owners need to make sure they shape their role, and their company, to make them fulfilled and excited. 

– Kristi Hedges, The Hedges Company