Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business Review

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

Do you have a winning right culture to succeed?

HR Digest

Building a winning culture requires leadership buy-in and commitment. These employees naturally understand the basic elements of the organization’s values, goals and ethics. Increased employee engagement and reduced absenteeism.

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The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

Harvard Business Review

” Researchers have studied managerial derailment — or the dark side of leadership — for many years. Rather, his boss was a leader in title only — his role was leadership, but he provided none. My friend was experiencing absentee leadership , and unfortunately, he is not alone. Absentee leadership rarely comes up in today’s leadership or business literature, but research shows that it is the most common form of incompetent leadership.

What I’ve Learned from Talking About My Bipolar Disorder at Work

Harvard Business Review

Similarly, a UK government report suggests that: For a company with 500 employees, where all employees undergo the intervention, it is estimated that an initial investment of £40,000 will result in a net return of £347,722 in savings, mainly due to reduced presenteeism (lost productivity that occurs due to an employee working while ill) and absenteeism (missing work due to ill health). Health Leadership Digital Articlethomas vogel/Getty Images.

To Reform Capitalism, CEOs Should Champion Structural Reforms

Harvard Business Review

Its weaknesses, like short-termism, speculative trading, absentee ownership, profit- and shareholder-centric orientation, inability to account for non-monetary value, exploitation of labor, and extractive use of natural resources are creating too many disruptions across the globe for the model to survive. The time for incrementalism has passed, and bold, visionary leadership is needed. This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System.