Do The Right Thing

Do Right Thing

Peter Drucker famously stated that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”   When I think of leaders doing the right things, I think of the tone at the top.  Tone at the top refers to the ethical atmosphere that is created in the workplace by the organization’s leadership. Whatever tone the leader sets will have a trickle-down effect on employees of the company. If the tone set by the organization’s leaders upholds ethics and integrity, employees will be more inclined to uphold those same values. However, if upper management appears unconcerned with ethics and focuses solely on the bottom line, employees will be more prone to emulate the leaders.  Employees pay close attention to the behavior and actions of their leaders, and they follow their lead.