Your ability to spot ethical implications and dilemmas in your actions and decisions, in the midst of increasing complexity, change and volatility, is a skill. It takes a fair amount of understanding what ethics is at a deep level, but more importantly, constant self-reflection. Building ethics intelligence within self is important, but leaders should also work towards building organisations that are ethics intelligent.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.