Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There have been many stories about unethical CEOs in the news, but not as many about the good ones. That''s a shame, because the ethical CEO is a positive powerhouse - devoted to serving employees, customers, and communities. I thought it would be helpful to describe some of the critical functions of the ethical CEO that enable organizational success.

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Ethics

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At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY , author John Hooker, provides an intellectual framework for deciding whether an action is ethical. Hooker brings his extensive background in philosophy, logic, and management science to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas.

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5 Ways CEOs Can Build an Ethical Culture

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton CEOs are in a unique position to make ethics a priority through their everyday actions, but simply modeling ethics isn''t nearly enough. Here is a starting list of 5 actions CEOs can take that move organizations toward an ethical culture. Ethical Organization ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society

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Ethics

Coaching Tip

At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY , author John Hooker, provides an intellectual framework for deciding whether an action is ethical. Hooker brings his extensive background in philosophy, logic, and management science to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas.

9 Ethical Roles: Is Your Leadership Team “All In”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I blogged a while back about the Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO. I realized later that these important ethical roles apply not just to CEOs, but also to all senior leaders in an organization. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization developing ethical leaders ethical business ethical leadership leadership roles leadership skills

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Leading Ethically in 2014 (The Mindset and Action Steps)

Leading in Context

These timely articles published in Fox Business, The CEO Magazine, the Management Excellence Blog and the LeadBig Blog, detail the mindset for ethical leadership success and the specific action steps that leaders can take to be intentional and proactive about ethical leadership. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking

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The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

Leading Blog

This post is by Linda Fisher Thornton the author of 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. Our understanding of "ethical leadership" has not been clear enough to guide us through today’s complex ethical choices. We know from recent widespread ethical lapses in the business world that some leaders do not fully consider what will happen to others when they take actions that profit them and their businesses. Ethics

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5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Jason Richmond is President/CEO and Chief Culture Officer for Ideal Outcomes, Inc., Guest post by Jason Richmond : Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis.

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Chief Empathy Officers (CEO’s) Required

Lead Change Blog

Plus consumers and team members are also attracted to work for and purchase from companies that have an ethical purpose and recognize the need to balance their impact on their people and the planet with their need for profit. The post Chief Empathy Officers (CEO’s) Required appeared first on Lead Change. As the world slowly begins to emerge from lockdown, now more than ever there is a real need for leaders to show up as the Chief Empathy Officer in their business.

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Business Ethics in 2021: The Obligations of Employers – And Employees

CEO Insider

According to Dr. Jim White, CEO of 13 companies and bestselling author of Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America, it’s more critical than ever to […]. CEO Insider

The CEO Next Door

Coaching Tip

THE CEO NEXT DOOR is based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,600 leaders drawn from a database of more than 17,00O CEO's and C-suite executives. CEO's are destined for greatness from an early age but 70% of CEO's didn't set out to become CEO's early in life. . Only 7% graduated from an Ivy League college and 8% of CEO's (in the sample) didn't even complete college.

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Are Veterans More Ethical Leaders?

LDRLB

A recently completed working paper by Efaim Benmelech of Harvard and Carola Frydman of Boston University, studied companies run by CEOs with military experience from 1980 to 2006 with the intent of examining whether military experience led to a signature leadership style. The researchers compiled the names of CEOs from American’s top companies during that time and flagged those with prior military experience. In modern times, only 8 percent of CEOS have prior military service.

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Maybe It’s time for a new CEO – a Chief Ethics Officer

First Friday Book Synopsis

The name of this position should be CEO – Chief Ethics Officer. Randy's blog entries Chief Ethics Officer ethics Farhad Manjoo Jamie DimonI think it is time for a new executive officer on every leadership team. Though I doubt that these initials are available). First, do no harm…” We’ve got a serious problem, and it is going to take some serious solutions. Now, there is [.].

See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture. The visionary CEOs like Richard Branson, Warren Buffett and Lou Gerstner have an innate ability to see the big picture. He is the legendary chairman and CEO of the biggest shareholder company—Berkshire Hathaway headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Emphasize ethical values. CEOs M.S.Rao strategic thinking Warren Buffett

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CEO Turnover Rate Has Hit a Record High

HR Digest

According to a new study by Strategy&, the consulting arm of PwC, CEO turnovers reached 17.5 The study, which analyzed CEO successions at the world’s 2,500 largest companies reports that while the median tenure of a CEO has now plunged to only five years, 19 percent of all CEOs remain in position for 10 or more years, consistently, over the time period analyzed. The overall rate of forced CEO turnovers was in line with recent trends at 20 percent.

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Leading in Context® Blog Index

Leading in Context

Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO/Owner, Leading in Context LLC, LeadinginContext®.com Ethical Leader Ethical Organization business ethics complexity context ethical business leadership ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethics training leadership ethics training leading ethically leading ethically in organizations management and leadership Responsible Leadership

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion. You should know from the outset that I fundamentally disagree with the concept of CEO term limits, and quite frankly I cannot really come up with a valid reason for supporting such a regressive concept.

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Why ethics are the only way businesses can survive AI and keep our morality

CEO Insider

CEO InsiderOrganisational change is rapidly accelerating, where a 2018 McKinsey report indicated that 80% of executives were concerned about the emerging risk in their business models. This new age is now characterised with greater speed, combined with greater uncertainty and risk.

Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

A good example of a corporate meme expressed during the financial crisis (even as the subprime crisis worsened) by Charles Prince, former CEO of Citigroup: "As long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance," he said. Gentile has spent a great deal of her life in the classrooms of Harvard Business School and Babson College and from reading her book it seems that she thinks if her students know what ethical decision-making is, they will take action on what they think is right.

CEO Spotlight: The Entrepreneur Who Solves Digital-Age Problems – Karishhma Mago

CEO Insider

In such a competitive and creative environment, you need a nimble mind and a strong work ethic to stay on top of new developments and ahead of the field. CEO InsiderIn the digital age, change is the only constant.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Developing The CEO Within You. What other elements do you feel play a key role in defining you as CEO material? Its interesting to me how many CEOs DO lack the basic financial savvy that you mention, which can really spell doom for them.

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Could Microsoft's First CEO Become Its Third CEO?

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With the news that Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally won''t be riding to Microsoft''s rescue, many Microsoft investors are disappointed. Any new CEO of Microsoft will need Chairman Bill Gate''s blessing and the board is seeking a leader with a strong technical background along with the work ethic Gates had while he was CEO. . An article about Bill Gates described how he deliberately carved out two “Think Weeks" a year while he was CEO of Microsoft.

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Former Fortune 500 CEO Tells his Story

Coaching Tip

Behind the Mask" proves that treating people fairly, compensating them for good work and giving them a voice is not only ethical, but highly profitable. "I Donald F. Hastings has been retired for some years and has the luxury of time: like spending it reading about and/or watching world events. . He cringes at the latest embarrassing scandal in Washington, D.C. or laments the fact that manufacturing has made a mass exodus overseas.

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Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. Ultimately, customers will respect you for your honesty and your service ethic; if they don’t. The CEO’s First Responsibility is to the Shareholders. No question, business can’t exist without shareholders and yes, increasing shareholder value is one of the CEO’s most important responsibilities. In my experience, the CEOs who put their employees first were the most successful at building businesses and the most fulfilled.

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CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To

Harvard Business

Companies have become much more likely to dismiss their chief executive officers over the last several years because of a scandal or improper conduct by the CEO or other employees — including fraud, bribery, insider trading, inflated resumes, and sexual indiscretions. From 2007-2011, forced turnovers due to ethical lapses were 3.9% On a regional basis, the share of all successions attributable to ethical lapses rose most sharply in the U.S. Ethics Digital Article

Discover Your CEO Brand - book review

CEO Blog

I have been thinking a lot lately about my brand - specifically, my CEO brand. My brand includes things like highly creative (from a business view), high work ethic, time management guru , reader/constant learner, passionate about self development and maximizing people to be the best they can be, health guy, tech nerd, investor, social media expert etc. Discover Your CEO Brand - Secrets to Embracing and Maximizing Your Unique Value as a Leader by Suzanne Bates.

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The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. The ethic of more balls in the air, more chances of success lurks in their subconscious. The CEO said, “We’re in the peace-of-mind-business.” Formerlife: CEO of Jacobs Suchard (Nabob, Kraft), Strategy/Branding Consultant. © 2011 In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. The Essence of Strategy (Part 2).

CEOs Who Began Their Careers During Booms Tend to Be Less Ethical

Harvard Business

CEOs who began their careers in prosperous times tend to use riskier financial strategies than CEOs who first entered the workforce in recessions. Based on these previous findings, we wondered: Would CEOs who began their careers during boom times be less ethical? Our question stemmed from the idea that prosperous times are often linked to ethical missteps. But it is possible to identify CEOs who were repeatedly, suspiciously lucky.

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business

In one study, participants viewed a short 40-second Starbucks commercial that either praised a customer for making an ethical purchase (it used phrasing such as: “Everything we do, you do. You buy more fair trade certified coffee than anyone else”) or praised the company for its ethical business practices (“Starbucks is the biggest buyer of fair trade coffee in the world”). Ethics Marketing Customers Digital Article

Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife. There’s unlikely a responsible CEO in America who hasn’t at one time, said, “You know what folks? Whether the CEO is driven by personal ethics, a socially changing world, or headlines praising “sustainable” organizations, business is finally responding to the green trend—albeit slower than many would like to see. I am a member of Houweling’s Board of Directors and a big fan of Casey Houweling, the greenhouse grower’s energetic and visionary CEO.

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How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy

LDRLB

These seven questions can help you figure out whether a CEO candidate is truly right for the job. Does the CEO view his position as his right or his privilege? Here’s how John Replogle, CEO of consumer goods company Seventh Generation, illustrated the link between CEO mindset and corporate behavior to me: “Understanding how you view your position as CEO informs where you put your emphasis. Is the CEO shareholder or stakeholder value-creation driven?

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CEOs Say They Don’t Just Work for Shareholders. Do They Mean It?

Harvard Business

Social responsibility Corporate governance Ethics Leadership Business history Business law Digital ArticleThe Business Roundtable’s letter is encouraging, but only if it leads to change.

CEOs Say Their Aim Is Inclusive Prosperity. Do They Mean It?

Harvard Business

Corporate governance Social responsibility Ethics Leadership Business history Business law Digital ArticleThe Business Roundtable’s letter is encouraging, but only if it leads to change.

EBay CEO Meg Whitman to Retire :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Meg Whitman, 51, has been quoted saying a CEO should never stay with the same company for more than 10 years, because by that time the company needs a fresh outlook. Tags: Meg Whitman , eBay , Meg Whitman eBay CEO , Meg Whitman retires , Meg Whitman politics , John Donahoe , women in business , women on business , female executives , female CEOs , businesswomen , leadership , businesswomen role models Related posts: You Go, Girl!

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Avon CEO Andrea Jung Takes Seat on Apple's Board :: Women on Business

Women on Business

NASDAQ: APPL ) has named Andrea Jung , CEO of Avon  (NYSE: AVP ), as the eigth member of its board of directors. Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, stated that Jung will bring a “new dimension&# to the company’s board. She became CEO of Avon in 1999, and in the past 9 years, she has helped to grow the company to achieve an annual revenue of $8.7

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Leadership Skills that Inspire!

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Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes What is Work life leadership skillsOver his four decades focusing on high-level executives, Fred Halstead has come to recognize and understand the distinguishing traits of high-performing leaders. In "Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results" , Halstead emphasizes the power and payoff of sharpening fundamental leadership abilities, including: Listening actively.

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Leading from a Strong Moral Center

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In my book, 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership , I describe four principles that work together to provide a clear and actionable moral compass : . Leaders who demonstrate personal congruence demonstrate it across contexts, applying the highest ethical standards in all of their roles. . Leaders who are morally aware will notice when their choices and the choices of others have ethical implications. . Ethical Leadership.

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The Benefits Of Working For an Ethical Company

The Idolbuster

It’s so hard in fact, that I don’t think it’s worth trying if you aren’t the CEO, and even then it may not be possible. It is true that no place is perfect, but there is a dramatic difference in the ethical climate between companies. According to a large statistical meta-analysis of the business ethics literature, the presence of a code of conduct is not correlated with actual behavior in the company. Chapter 6: The Invisible Hand Of the Company part 10.

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

Harvard Business

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making. Take the decision of Sam Waksal, the former CEO of the emerging biotechnology company ImClone Systems. Ethics Decision making Transparency Digital Article

3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for a Leader

In the CEO Afterlife

Fast forward to 2012 and “answering e-mails” would surely bite into the time-starved CEO’s work week. CEOs who invest their time advancing their company’s business model or seeking a new one are adding value to their organizations. CEOs that understand and appreciate the notion are intensely passionate about innovation as the means to this end. Maybe they’ll work for you or for your CEO. Firstly, it opens the CEO’s mind to issues and opportunities from the front line.

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Imperfect Leadership

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips What is Work lifeSuccess isn't about being perfect and always making the right choices. Successful management is the result of understanding and accepting your own humanity. Then you can become a truly successful leader. Then you can become perfect in your own imperfection.

The Leadership Lab

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ethics Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills What is Work lifeLeaders schooled in rational, left-brained thinking need to adapt to changing political, social and technological forces.

3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for Leadership

LDRLB

CEOs by nature are time-starved species. CEOs that understand and appreciate the notion are intensely passionate about innovation as the means to this end. Maybe they’ll work for you or for your CEO. Now, consider this side benefit: imagine the impact this involvement had on the company’s customer service ethic. Firstly, it opens the CEO’s mind to issues and opportunities from the front line.

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