Accession Number:

AD1111834

Title:

Leaders Create Ethical Dilemmas

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Some NCOs often create ethical dilemmas when there is no need. Regulations are our standards and they are not to be used only when they fit our needs. Other NCOs will argue that even though there is a regulation the situation dictates and NCOs take care of Soldiers. Noncommissioned officers must behave ethically to be effective and credible. Leaders are tempted to behave unethically because sometimes it is the path of least resistance or it will fit their needs. True, leaders can find themselves dealing with gray solutions. However, I believe that when there is a standard that is black and white then there is no dilemma. Trying to justify unethical behavior by stating that the situation dictates is a way to make one feel good about their decision. The line between what is ethical and what is unethical might be thin to some but I feel that it is clear. Leaders must guard against moving away from this line. Leaders can create some common ethical dilemmas in any unit that they are assigned.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE