Ethical elements influencing leadership development in the South African Construction industry: A Delphi study
Authors: M Liphadzi, Clinton Aigbavboa
Abstract: This study aims to establish whether different ethical elements impact leadership development in the South African construction industry (SACI). This Delphi study revealed 16 moral elements that affect leadership development in the construction industry. All sixteen ethical elements recorded high Impact (HI:7.00-8.99) on leadership development in the South African construction industry. The study established that ethical elements that impact the SACI include adhering to organizational ethical values, developing the right moral identity, developing accountability features, and speaking out when something is morally wrong. These ethical elements are similar to those of other industries. It is recommended that leaders in the SACI should cultivate the right conduct in adhering to procedures and policies. This study informs industry stakeholders of the relevant ethical elements that impact leadership development in the South African construction industry.
Keywords: Ethical Elements, Moral Identity, Construction Industry
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