Professional Standard
for Management and Leadership

Being an Ethical and Inclusive Leader

Requires managers and leaders to do the right thing, at the right time, and for the right reasons.

I lead by example and hold myself accountable in applying positive moral principles, building trust, demonstrating integrity in my actions and behaviours.
I am a compassionate leader who ensures fairness for all, by challenging injustice and championing actions that remove intentional and unintentional barriers.
I support a people-first culture that considers individual needs, ensures psychological safety, open communication and promotes and supports wellbeing throughout the organisation.
I evaluate the impact that me, my team and my organisation have on the environment, and take action to minimise harm and maximise positive outcomes for the planet and its people.
I balance the needs of people and society, the planet and the environment, and profit and economic sustainability.

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