5 Insights For the Class of 2020

Leading in Context

ethical decision-making Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking quotes 7 lenses of ethical leadership Class of 2020 ethical graduate ethical leader ethical thinking message to graduatesI have a special message for our 2020 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life.

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5 Insights For the Class of 2019

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership development ethical thinkers ethical thinking and leadership graduation learning ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2019 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life.

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500th Post: Index to 500 Articles on Authentic Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonThere are many ways to define "ethical leadership" but there is increasing global interest in learning "ethical leadership" in a holistic and authentic way. This authentic ethical leadership takes us beyond laws and regulations, beyond respect for others and beyond traditional definitions of a business "win." The Leading in Context Blog now includes 500 articles on high-level, holistic and global ethical leadership.

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Why It’s Time to Stop Saying We’re “Better Than” Other People

Leading in Context

It's time for business schools to stop telling students that they are "better than" their peers in the class or "better than" students in other programs. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical communication ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics in leadershipIt's time to stop telling leaders they will only succeed if they are "better than" the competition.

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Ethics Training Shouldn’t Be Boring

Leading in Context

Ethics Training Shouldn't be Boring Keeping people engaged in the process of learning about ethical leadership is important. I see so many tweets from people attending ethics classes about how bored they are and how they already know the material that's being reviewed. Ethical Organization engagement ethical organizations ethics ethics training leadership development leading ethically

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Systems Thinking: Using the 5 Whys

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In my Applied Ethics Class last fall, I introduced my students to the Five Whys. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking coherent ethics ethical leadership thinking ethical thinking tools ethics and complexity making ethical decisions meaningful ethicsThis is a simple and valuable tool for getting to the root cause of problems.

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Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

Chart Your Course

He was the class president and valedictorian for his senior class. The post Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training. The Trophy Generation | Is it destroying the motivation and the drive kids need to achieve success without getting a prize, trophy or other form of instant gratification? For several years I was on a selection committee for Eagle Scouts.

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Why Companies Should Add Class to Their Diversity Discussions

Harvard Business

We know it’s awkward, talking about class. Especially in the United States, talking about class is considered taboo. When the subject comes up, otherwise articulate and extroverted people suddenly clam up and be struck dumb by the social awkwardness that is a customary partner of conversations about class. But class background matters in the workplace. ” Class migrants are finding their voice: J.D. What are working-class sports?

Passion or Work Ethic? Which Comes First?

Steve Farber

My good friend and work-ethic expert, Eric Chester , (author of the fantastic Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce ) recently shared with me his perspective on the relationship between passion and work. Passion doesn’t fuel work ethic; work ethic fuels passion. He has still improved his reputation for adding value to a job, made himself more hirable, and developed his work ethic in the process.

150th Blog Post – Learning Out Loud

Leading in Context

I had decided to start a blog and took a WordPress class at the University of Richmond. Ethical Leader blogging blogs ethical ethics Leadership leadership development learningHumble Blog Beginnings The journey to a 150th blog post starts with a single post. This blog had a very humble beginning back in 2009. The possibilities were promising. Then came those nagging thoughts.

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Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business

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

Top 5 Life Habits of a Strong Work Ethic

Building Personal Strength

Some of these 40 strengths directly support what we call a "work ethic." To acquire a work ethic, you have to make going to work and earning money a habit. I was fortunate because I came from a large family with a lower-middle-class background. Listen to this discussion about parents who encourage kids to acquire a work ethic. I once coached a 43-year-old man who lived at home and had never worked a day in his life.

If Organizational Ethics is a Kingdom-of-Ends. Why are we treating employees as means?

Mike Cardus

This Kantian line is used in many philosophy classes and I hear versions of it in the the companies, teams and Managerial-Leaders I work with. What can you do, today to treat people in a more fair and ethical manner? Corporate Team Building experiential theory Leadership Management Team Building autonomous work teams employee engagement ethics in work organizational development

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. Ethical behavior has to be led by example, and promoting people who ignore ethics when expedient for them tells everyone that the company wants results and it does not really care how they are obtained. A company could have a terrific ethics policy, but actions speak louder than words on paper. Picture this.

It's Your Country.Lead It!

Coaching Tip

For our children's future, America needs to get better by reengineering our shared values and implementing a united ethical purpose. There's little doubt that the American middle class—the 40% of households with annual incomes between $50,000 and $140,000 a year—is in distress. The American Dream is dying. .

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The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909–2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business thinker […].

The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business […].

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

Harvard Business

When Alan Greenspan addressed the Harvard University class of 1999 , he shared a message of wealth and prosperity that was reflected in many aspects of American life. 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. Our work suggests that they may be more ethical, too.

Catch MIB3's Will Smith - Master Motivator for a Work Ethic!

Building Personal Strength

And then I discovered that when Will Smith is invited to talk about his personal life, he reveals himself to be a world-class motivator. What if every teenager heard, understood and internalized this empowering thought about work ethic and effort? Will Smith Will Smith's Men in Black sci-fi spoof movies are so quirky they defy classification. Elvis Presley a shape-shifting alien? These flicks have been incredibly popular, and I must say they were a roller coaster ride.

Corporate Idolatry Is Not The Same As Business Ethics

The Idolbuster

I think some people recoil when I use the term corporate idolatry because they work for a good company, and see themselves as making ethical decisions at work. So let me spend a moment on business ethics to explain how they do and do not correlate with idolatry. According to the business ethics literature, an unethical behavior is one that violates widely accepted (societal) moral norms. Chapter 3: The Real American Idol, Part 12.

How To Overcome Your Speaking Jitters.

Rich Gee Group

In college, I took a communications course which made me stand up and give presentations each week to the class. I spoke about how he helped me learn to read (comics) and gave me a basic ethical structure in relation to crime. I also took the Dale Carnegie Class (12 weeks/3 hour meetings) and had to stand up each meeting and give an impassioned speech with no notes, no Powerpoint, for a specific amount of time.

The CEO Next Door

Coaching Tip

Botelho: The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World-Class Leaders. . . Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ethics Games Leadership Memes Personal Life Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips What is Work life C-suite Ivy LeagueTHE 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.

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The Entrepreneur’s Faces: 10 Entrepreneurial Types and Their Journey

Leading Blog

Their work ethic didn’t sink in. I wanted to have fun instead of sit in class,” he said. “I’d He came from a working class family with no history of higher education.

When Being GUTSY Starts Young

Women on Business

To jog their memories, I told a story about unfairness when a boy in my elementary school class was yelled at when I was the one “sneaking” in front of him in line. This gal was an assistant in an after school gymnastics class. The teacher was absent for three weeks due to illness and she led the class alone.

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A new Leadership Development Carnival

Lead on Purpose

Jim Holland’s guest post Leadership Lessons from a Kindergarten Class is the focus.

Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

When I was in school economics professors would lecture on using supply and demand drivers to create a business advantage, business professors would evangelize the strengths of the recurring value and stability of consumable products, marketing professors would espouse the benefits of customer loyalty and relationship marketing, but nowhere do I recall being able to register for a business class on addiction. Do you feel “Addiction Marketing&# is ethical?

The Ethics Conversation We’re Not Having About Data

Harvard Business Review

Business managers are missing the real issue: the people who collect, store, manage and process our data are not being held to any ethical standards. The emerging data science discipline is expanding so fast that few workers are thinking about the ethical implications of their everyday actions. Except in rare cases, the ethics of these decisions are never broached. The recent scandals should bring a serious conversation in the business community about the ethics of data.

What Trump’s Campaign Speeches Show About His Lasting Appeal to the White Working Class

Harvard Business

white working-class voters to President Trump has puzzled some political pundits. His approval rate from the white working class has held steady throughout his first year in office ( it was 52% the week after his inauguration ). Previous research by one of us (Michéle) has found that being hardworking, responsible, and providing are the three most salient moral traits of both white and black working-class people. An emphasis on specific, shared class values.

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

Surveys and statistics abound: only 22% of the public trust government.only 10% of employees trust management.50% of a class is suspected of cheating. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness What is Work life It''s a difficult time to be a leader. The majority of employees are disengaged, their discretionary efforts tamed, passions for work fleeting, and ideas tethered. Yet, we can build trust individually and in groups at our workplace. Nan S.

Leaders Need to Play Show and Tell

Lead Change Blog

It wasn’t a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn more about the presenter. The premise of Show and Tell is a student brings something from home to show the class and tells why it’s important to them, or what it represents about them as a person. It’s the leader’s duty to share as much information as ethically appropriate, then trust their people to act correctly.

We Shouldn’t Always Need a “Business Case” to Do the Right Thing

Harvard Business

I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients raise the same issue: the need to get buy-in from a skeptical senior executive in order to demonstrate a concrete benefit that will follow a proposed investment in an ethical business initiative or function. The problem is that our obsession with making the business case for ethics makes us sound apologetic and hollow.

Academic Equality for Global Economic Survival

Coaching Tip

The middle-class axiom “study hard and you’ll get a good job” has proven untrue in the recent economic downturn. A good sense of humor, telling a story well and having a good relationship with each student are ‘nice to have’ when teaching students of upper socioeconomic classes, but essential when teaching poverty-level students (1). Current Affairs Ethics Memes Safety & Security Skills academic accomplishment education finnish lessons jan katz middle class understanding poverty

Leadership Lessons from Nine-Year-Olds

In the CEO Afterlife

It was lesson in life, a lesson that did not come from me, but from a Grade 4 class of 9-year olds. On that day I became the student because a class of 9-year old leaders taught me several lessons in life. The surnames of the class typified several creeds and colors – there was a Buckles, a Clark, a Karim, a Litherland, an Okano, a Suri, a Soltan, a Wang, a Yang and a Zeng. Their teacher had instilled a powerful ethic within them; those who prepare, succeed.

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

McGill Professor @profkjmoore takes you inside his CEO class. Do an Ethics Check to Navigate the Gray Zone by @JesseLynStoner. Here are a selection of tweets from December 2016 that you might have missed: Don’t you love the beginning of a new year? by @mark_sanborn. VIDEO: Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace. The Line between Confidence and Hubris by Tim Laseter via @stratandbiz. Five Overlooked Principles Shaping the Destiny of Your Business by @jjsviokla via @stratandbiz.

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Life, Love, & Leadership Lessons In Unlikely Places

Lead Change Blog

I didn’t expect that thought to bubble up in a spin class while pedaling furiously, breathing wildly, and trying frantically to ignore an uncomfortable bike saddle. When the super-buff fellow to my left in spin class challenged me to a race up the hill I shook my head no. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct,” observes Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of Visa.

The Power of Noticing

Leading Blog

It is easy to miss or more likely to accept changes in ethical behavior until it’s too late because of this slippery slope effect. Of Related Interest: First Class Noticer. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. Harvard professor Max Bazerman believes in the power of noticing. Sometimes we get so focused on what is right in front of us that we miss the critical information that would help us to make better decisions.

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Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

Leading with Trust

It wasn’t really a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn more about the presenter. The premise of Show and Tell is a student gets to bring something from home to show the class and then tells them why it’s important to them or what it represents about them as a person. It’s the leader’s duty to share as much information as ethically appropriate and then trust their people to act correctly.

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How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

It elevates these goodies to the next level, satisfying not only employee needs, but also their wants, with first-class live entertainment, boozy parties, on-campus housing, a sense of community and social purpose, and even, dare I say, a dollop of joy. Although fictional, The Circle is the best business book of the year about corporate culture because it raises ethical and philosophical questions that are not, and cannot safely be, raised in many companies—and not just high-tech ones.

The Threat of Workplace Automation in Future

HR Digest

Economists say that automation in companies has the potential to increase the existing societal inequalities as mostly lower-skilled jobs will be automated putting scores of the lower middle class and blue-collar people out of work. .

What “the Boob Grabber” Taught Me About Leadership Legacy

Nathan Magnuson

I took a college class one semester from a guest instructor who had recently been the president of a large and influential organization. I enjoyed the class immensely and was really challenged in my leadership thinking. I even remember staying after class to share some theories I was working on and get his input. “I’m taking a class from so-and-so and it’s really great!” “You’re taking a class with the boob-grabber ??”

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How SEALs and Fighter Pilots Lead Teams to Success

Skip Prichard

My 10 years as an Air Force Officer and F-15 pilot put me on the front lines during the Cold War, and dealing with constant vigilance and preparation drove the work ethic I use today. Join Force Leadership. Navy SEALs lead on the ground. Fighter pilots lead in the air.

Keep a List of Unethical Things You’ll Never Do

Harvard Business

In a recent class we talked about less-than-virtu­ous actions we’ve seen in business. Ethics Digital ArticleHBR STAFF. Management is about commitment, execution, and follow-through. Did you act? Did it work? Do it again. It didn’t? Do something else. Above all, keep doing things; keep taking action. I teach a course in strategic controls at the University of Portland. Fraudulent ac­counting that wiped out jobs and investors.

June 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Linda Fisher Thornton of Leading in Context shared 9 Ethical Roles: Is Your leadership Team “All In?” ” Linda recaps: “Ethical roles apply not just to CEOs, but also to all senior leaders in an organization. We should prepare leaders to take on these 9 important roles, to help them be ‘All In’ in the quest for ethical culture building.” Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!