“As the use of teams has grown and become one of the most influential and far-reaching trends to shape the business world, the ethical influence of team leaders has increased respectively.” (Lean & White, 2008, p. 765)

Lean, E., & White, D. (2008). The impact of perceived leader integrity on subordinates in a work team environment. Journal of Business Ethics 81(4), pp. 765-778. Retrieved August 24, 2008 from

“Ethical leadership is known to contribute to employee commitment and satisfaction, as well as to attract and retain the best employees.” (Engelbrecht, 2005, p 19)

Engelbrecht, A. S., Van Aswegen, A. S., & Theron, C. C. (2005). The effect of ethical values on transformational leadership and ethical climate in organisations. South African Journal of Business Management, 36(2), pp. 19-26. Retrieved August 30, 2008, from

10. "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?"

Luke 16:10-12. The Bible.

“Ethics is the field of study that is being used by business to balance the one-sided dimension of the economic formula that views persons as primarily isolated, except for the economic relationship of food, shelter, and clothing. Ethics emphasizes the primacy of person and quality of life over things.” (O’Neil & Pienta, 1994, p. 74)

O’Neil, R. & Pienta D. Economic criteria versus ethical criteria toward resolving a basic dilemma in business. Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1), 71-78. Retrieved November 10, 2008 from

“Good management requires the elimination of fraudulent practices that can damage the firm's reputation and subject it to costly civil and criminal liability. Ethical management similarly requires the suppression of dishonest practices that contravene fundamental normative principles and otherwise lack integrity.”(Hannas, 2007, p. 400)

Hannas, J. Up from flatland: Business ethics in the age of divergence. Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (3), 399-426. Retrieved November 10, 2008 from

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