Leaders often have trouble making the right decisions. Sometimes, the right decision for people is the wrong decision for the company. How big of a role should ethics play in decisions? Can someone be a leader without having strong ethics?
Someone can be a leader without having strong ethics, but they wouldn't be a good one. Integrity is critical to successful leadership. In fact, it's been studied and companies with high-integrity CEOs perform nearly 5X better than those with low-integrity CEOs. They also have more engaged employees. More on that here: http://www.businessinsider.com/high-integrity-ceos-perform-better-2015-9