Ethics and leadership skills in the public service

Haq S.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2792-2796 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.190
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2792-2796
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


The deteriorating situation of ethics in public administration-all around the globe-has made it a burning issue. Although ethics cannot be learned, it can be developed. Among various other approaches, improving leadership skills can prove to be effective in promoting ethics. Skilled and committed leadership can set ethical standards. Learning and mastering various technical, conceptual and interpersonal skills and other skills like emotional and social intelligence enable public servants to diffuse and establish core ethical values in the organization. The leadership skills and their role in promoting ethics have been discussed here for a better understanding of the subject. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.