Leadership is having ethical values. Ethical Values are standards of duty and virtue that are defined as: What is morally right, good & proper, and guides the conduct of good people.
Components of professionalism includes: Standards of conduct, in a public service orientation; an organization that promotes high standards in the interest of the profession.
What are the Universal Components of Leadership?
WHERE DOES IT START? With you today! It is your journey so make the best of it. Your journey is to make good ethical decisions in your personal, educational, and professional life.
Personal Life- To make good ethical decisions and to become a leader in a criminal justice career.
Personal Choices- Choices you make daily •Your daily attitude- •How you treat others- •Your associations- friends, who do you hang out with? •Who do you call friends? •Good ethical decisions- is it "doing the right thing"
EDUCATIONAL Choices -
Making good ethical decisions about your educational accomplishments Do not plagiarize your work - Plagiarism is cheating. Taking tests, how are you viewed by your fellow students? Are you the student who- gets up and walks out of class during a presentation? Are you the student who- walks in late? Are you the student who- will not spend the time to it takes to study in order to get a good grade?
Getting an Education is getting established as a Leader - Are you planning to continue your formal education?
Adapted from “7 of Highly Effective People” Covey, Stephen, 1989 Compliance v. Commitment What choices are you going to make?
Personally - Educationally - Professionally
These decisions made in your personal, educational and professional life will affect your ability to seek employment and develop a successful career in the criminal justice system.
- Josephson Institute of Ethics
- California Peace Officers Standards and Training- Learning domain #1
Adapted from “7 of Highly Effective People” Covey, Stephen, 1989