These two crucial terms imply on what is supposed to be possessed by a good leader in a certain country. To start defining and expounding these very indispensable words, all of us are ought to recall our inner selves and ask whether you have these moral and leadership capability or don’t have.
In a democratic country like Philippines, people are conventional with regards to what is right and wrong in the society. Once a person is doing mistakes against his fellow, he would be consider as immoral, meaning, a guilty person has no moral at all. However, in one of the groups of the society for instance, a leader is accountable to whatever the results the way he leads and manages people in his dominion in order to reach its goals. Hence, if a leader does not know what is best for the people under his management and administration is likewise a leader who does not know the morality to what is favorable to the whole society.
Indeed, based on the given example above, moral plays a vital role to develop leadership skills of each individual. A leader may not become an effective, quality, efficient and a good leader in the absence of morality because honesty, decency, integrity, ethics and probity are the products of a well- rounded and trained leader who deserves to lead in a progressive country at this contemporary era.
Let me try to discuss and cite some of the hottest present issues in the Philippines, there is this so-called Pork Barrel that is a large amount of money from the government and this is released to some of the leaders for the development and advancement of the country as well as for the poorest of all the poorest who need assistance for their daily consumption but look at the reality, instead of returning all those taxes paid by the professionals like teachers, doctors, policemen, managers and supervisors from different private establishments and companies, the leaders who are trusted by the government used it for their own motives. So what people they can receive? Of course without question, they receive a little and others are none. Some activists’ individuals protest and shouted for the transformation of the old and baloney system of our government. In this case, if the leaders being selected and trusted by the mass to lead the country have a moral leadership, they don not have any reasons to be tempted with the nation’s treasure from the hard- working and industrious individuals.
What makes a good leader? To answer this query vividly, to be a good leader is not just by born but by having moral and good attitude, thus, practicing and applying it in all walks of life. A child for instance who is being uprightly guided and taught by his parents learns when he will commit mistakes and when to do such praise-worthy deeds toward himself and others.
A moral leadership means a skill in the way of leading and managing the people in accordance to what is right and good for the benefits of each person involves as part of the group. Furthermore, it is a skill which leaders should be possessed in order to attain the mission and vision of a certain organization. Shall we say for example, inside the classroom, teachers are motivating the pupils or the students to be a good and effective leader in our society someday, hence, teachers used to give the selected leaders to supervise the members and teach what to do to achieve the expected perfect outcome as prescribed by the teachers based on the given activities or experiment to perform. Leaders discipline in relation to morality and give firm decision for the fairness and justice of each individual.
In like manner, young citizens with moral leadership are the future leaders who are the hope of our mother land. He is a role model to emulate and a man with honor and integrity. They are the hopes that have the entire positive attitude toward the advancement of the nation.
Consequently, a leader who has moral leadership knows also the weaknesses and strengths of each member and does to find solutions for whatever a problem that exists in his or her administration. . The character and integrity of the leader provide the basis for personal characteristics that direct a leader’s ethical beliefs, values, and decisions. Individual values and beliefs impact the ethical decisions of leaders.The duties of leaders include the responsibility for ensuring standards of moral and ethical conduct.
Leaders who are valued ethics are people-oriented, and also aware of how their decisions impact and affect others. They use their social power to serve the greatest good instead of self-serving interests.In organizations, moral or ethical leadership is very indispensable. Business leaders also must make decisions that will benefit people, but they also must realize about how the people will be affected. The best leaders make known their values and their ethics and preach them in their leadership styles and actions. It consists of communicating complete and accurate information where there is a personal, professional, ethical, or legal obligation to do so. When practicing ethics, you gain the respect and admiration of employees, along with the satisfaction of knowing you did the right thing.
Leadership is a complicated concept, yet too often is it understood in narrow ways. Leaders are frequently considered to be those that have authority over others, those who control, those that somehow walk ahead, are better than the rest. This kind of leadership is often self-serving, short-term oriented and not empower others. It has often proven disastrous on a personal and organizational level.
Moral Leadership is a very peculiar kind of leadership. Rather than aspiring to being followed, Moral Leaders aim to serve. Instead of showing their own skills, Moral Leaders tend to develop the capacities of others. Moral Leadership is not about rank – any person holding any position can be a Moral Leader, but such individuals are always characterized by a deep sense of ethics, are driven by core ideals (such as justice) and are motivated by the pursuit of a higher purpose.
Moral Leadership is also about revealing capacities and skills. First of all, Moral Leaders know how to manage themselves, how to temper their egos and how to act with nobility and rectitude. They are visionary and affect personal change. Moral Leaders also have a highly developed sense of emotional intelligence and master key social skills. They work to overcome obstacles and are skilled at the art of consultation. They build consensus navigate poverty and establish unity. Moral Leaders are the conscience (i.e. moral compass) of an enterprise or organization and the glue that holds it together. Therefore morality and leadership are inseparable because there will be no so-called effective and quality leadership skill without good moral that influences and hampers people living in the society.

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Comment by ERNEL SALIGUMBA MERANO on September 27, 2013 at 5:57am

try to contemplate on this, dear politicians!

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