The pace and scope of change in the world and in organizations
during the past 10 years have been unprecedented.
In this environment, staying ahead of the curve and being
adequately prepared for work, management, and leadership
has been challenging—even daunting. At the same
time, a massive shift in the balance of economic power is
under way, with many of the world’s largest economies
slowing down as other economies continue to grow and
gain power, bringing prosperity to many and a new world
Ethical professional practice is the hallmark of effective educational
leadership. To be an exemplary educational leader it is imperative to have
a deeply developed and integrated level of ethical knowledge and awareness.
This essential form of professional knowledge enables educational
leaders to respond to the complex and multi-faceted ethical dimensions
inherent in the challenges, tensions, issues and dilemmas that are consistently
encountered in professional practice.
Military academies aim to educate for leadership. As a nation, we hope that
even those graduates who do not serve full careers in the military will eventually
assume positions of leadership in other institutions. The essays in this volume
are a complete collection of the distinguished lectures in ethics given at
the U.S. Air Force Academy from the fall of 1988 to the spring of 1999.
The environmental justice movement brings together all elements of the social justice
movement, espousing a more holistic definition of environment that embraces public
health, economic development, housing, energy and transportation as well as preservation of
natural resources. Environment is defined as where we live, work, learn and play. As children of
the larger civil rights movement, environmental justice advocates organize from the bottom up and
seek to cultivate and empower community-based leadership.
This Code, consisting of 24 imperatives formulated as statements of personal responsibility, identifies the elements of such a commitment. It contains many, but not all, issues professionals are likely to face.
Section 1 outlines fundamental ethical considerations
Section 2 addresses additional, more specific considerations of professional conduct.
Section 3 pertain more specifically to individuals who have a leadership role, whether in the workplace or in a volunteer capacity such as with organizations like ACM.
Section 4 addresses principles involving compliance with this Code