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Developing Ethical Leadership to Conquer Employee Cynicism at Workplace

International Journal on Leadership

Volume 8 Issue 1

Published: 2020
Author(s) Name: Avnish Sharma, Aneesya Sharma | Author(s) Affiliation: Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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The purpose of this paper is to underline the notion of employee cynicism and understand the role of ethical leadership in conquering employee cynicism and developing positive employees’ outcomes at the workplace. This paper reviews some select articles on employee cynicism and ethical leadership. It briefly demonstrates the role of ethical leadership in reducing cynicism at the workplace. Ethical and value-driven practices of leaders help in minimizing cynical culture in organizations. This paper proposes a model of employee cynicism and helps in understanding ethical leaders’ role in reducing employee cynicism. This study saves the time of organizational leaders in understanding the attitude of employee cynicism that considerably hampers the organizational goals and suggests few ethical leadership strategies for reducing employee cynicism. This study presents relevant information in a condensed way.

Keywords: Cynicism, Employee Cynicism, Ethical Leadership

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