Sustainable teams are the backbone of modern businesses. Those in leadership positions must support their team members, serve as role models, and most importantly, set high moral standards for the company. In other words, they need to have an ethical leadership style.

In this article, Dina Mostovaya highlights that besides status and income, good relationships with C-level executives and a strong corporate culture are important in today’s workplace, along with a positive atmosphere. 

Dina insists that to become an ethical leader it is essential to follow five key steps. This includes establishing general ethical principles and acting with integrity, while keeping healthy, friendly, yet professional working relationships. Also it is important to be attentive: explain to the team that sincere feedback and corrections are necessary, monitor work processes, and reward employees for engagement, while making the time to talk to them one-on-one. 

The full op-ed can be found here.