nd/or manager. Goes without saying, all that confidential information shared should fly under the radar insofar as 'other' employees are concerned.
What is work ethic? Well I guess you have to define that individual's moral standard. Seems a bit vague that one, but it's been in my limited experience that everyone has a different expectation or application of moral fortitude. Will they run into a burning house to accomplish the mission? Is good enough or operating within their limitations their standard?
A token 'loyalty' trait I've looked for in past subordinates is their ability to execute the mission to enhance unit capability without supervision. Are they doing the right thing for their team despite the presence of recognition? ...selfless determination? Loyalty can play into the ethics piece as well: are they elevating their subordinates to their higher operating standard? Do they hold themselves accountable? Loyalty is but one of many-many leadership traits.
All in all, discretion and good management will help navigate those sensitive situations, and for the sake of the individual, I hope their managers are morally courageous enough to have their folks best interest at heart, at all times, and without resolve.…