"Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
are the righteous who give way to the wicked" - Proverbs 25:26.
From time to time, the media focus on ethical lapse in business or government. Usually a leader has succumbed to temptation and perpetrated some scheme that cost taxpayers, employees or customers millions of dollars. At other times, followers suffer under the oppressive hand of a despotic government, cruel supervisor or dictatorial pastor. In every case, it is faulty ethics that causes the leader to go awry and the people to suffer loss or pain. Leaders must have an ethical code that is constantly maturing to meet the increasingly temptations that the Internet age presents.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Who or what is influencing your ethical concepts and approach to leadership? Yesterday's Step was to identify values you will follow in your leadership and life roles. Continue working on those values today, and then do a self-assessment of how faithfully you are applying those values. Talk is cheap where ethics are concerned; right action is what matters, so choose one area from your list and ask, "How am I doing?"