My knowledge of what to do in the organization and an understanding of the distinction between right and wrong helps me perform my duties in an ethical and virtuous manner. My strict self-control and conscience also help portray a high ethical standard at my workplace. My ability to avoid unethical temptations in the organization is key to my high virtuous behavior. Ethical characters reject individual gains if such benefits are not in line with organizational benefit and goodwill. I need to close any gap between knowledge about what I need to do and the actual actions, in order to improve my ethical behavior. According to John Maxwell (2007), there are diverse causes that lead to unethical behavior including the fact that individuals just legitimize their actions with relativism. Accountability and follow-up measures are important for the improvement of ethical behavior and instilling virtuous values into practice. The human resource personnel of the companyhas to put up systems and procedures that can remind me of the commitments to ethical behavior and help me connect my actions with virtuous deeds.
The duty of a leader in an organization such as the human resource manager is the provision of opportunities and an enabling environment in which all employees of the organization can realize and develop their talents and potential. My organization encourages a culture of ethics among its leadership where their ethical role is not to satisfy self-interests but creating necessary conditions employees to achieve their full potential. It is a requirement and a standard of leadership in my organization that has enabled many employees to nurture their talents and realize their full potential. My organization is alive to the fact that the key to the growth of a firm is the identification and nurturing of the high potential and talent of