The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics. Ethics and profits are not conflicting goals. It is during the downturns that strong, committed and ethical businesses renew their energies to move forward. Corporate Responsibility means operating a business in ways that meet or exceed the ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations that society has of business.

Where Managerial Leadership Begins

Skip Prichard

The second requirement one needs to be effective in a role is strong commitment. Such motivation comes from a strong work ethic, in general, and from valuing the nature of work of the role, in particular. “Commitment is an act, not a word.”


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How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

In addition, the financial system has become disconnected from its larger social role and purpose, which is to serve as a means to greater ends, helping bridge the gap between the needs of savers (investors) and the needs of users of capital (businesses, governments, not-for-profit agencies) and efficiently allocating capital and promoting economic growth. Restoring trust and confidence requires commitment to and investment in professional and business ethics.

Ethical Consumerism Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing

Harvard Business Review

Ethical consumerism is the broad label for companies providing products that appeal to people’s best selves (for example, fair trade coffee or a purchase that includes a donation to a charitable cause). Now that the general idea of combining ethics and shopping has become a mainstream concept, there is a developing a backlash against the idea that consumers might effect change through their purchasing habits. Marketing Social responsibility Behavioral economics Ethics

Five Qualities Genuine Leaders Have in Common

Leading Blog

Unfortunately, this can take a toll on employees if businesses focus on efficiency but don’t create an environment where people feel they belong. Millennials and Generation Z crave purpose as well as ethical behaviors from their bosses.

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Linda Fisher Thornton of LeadinginContext contributed Ethical Thinking: Sifting For Values. Linda shares: “ While we may think about ethics from time to time, ethical thinking is different. It is the process of actively considering how our choices align with ethical principles, and how those choices could impact our constituents. As an airline staff member Beth wears a name tag that says “Beth” but it also says “committed to kindness”.

When Good Employees Do Bad: Six Surprising Behaviors that May Precede a Scandal

Leading Blog

Commitment, integrity and transparency keep an organizations core values aligned with each other because they serve as counterweights to our human tendencies to go off-track. When we look at companies that have faced scandals such as recalls, ethical violations, or crimes, the problem often comes down to employees whose surprisingly positive behavior was distorted by a toxic culture and clueless leaders. This is a guest post by David Gebler author of The 3 Power Values.

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Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

Importantly, “That perspective enables us to rein in our smartness and harness it to serve a larger purpose in an ethical and appropriate manner.” This moment of clear-sightedness led to Ford's trimming its bloated portfolio of 97 models to just 20, selling off Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin in the process, and focusing on smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.

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Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


Let me know how you go. Could you summarise what CoachStation offers and does in a few sentences? CoachStation helps people and businesses to become more effective and efficient in what they do. Like anything, there are good and poor ways to apply a system or tool. How do you show ethical values i.e. honesty and fairness, non-discrimination? Personally and professionally I am influenced heavily by my ethics and standards.

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Keep a List of Unethical Things You’ll Never Do

Harvard Business

Management is about commitment, execution, and follow-through. Efficient operations that inflict misery on food animals. Ethics Digital ArticleHBR STAFF. 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. In a recent class we talked about less-than-virtu­ous actions we’ve seen in business.

Stop Saying Yes When You Want to Say No

Lead from Within

Trying to say yes to everything is likely to leave you trapped with no time or energy for yourself–and unable to give your best to any of your commitments. Learning to prioritize effectively can help you become more efficient, save time, and decrease stress. Your integrity sets your standards and gives you a code of morality and ethics. Most people hate saying no.

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How Does An Organizational Culture Develop?

HR Digest

Employees who understand what it means to work for you and why they work for you will be more committed and engaged. . We typically associate these values with ethics, morality, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, fairness, justice, respect, compassion, and responsibility.

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Through involvement, people develop deeper understanding of the issues and goals and become more committed to implementing decisions. It might once have been possible to get away with questionable ethics, but there’s nowhere to hide anymore. Although hierarchical organizations have advantages in terms of efficiency, there is a huge opportunity cost in not accessing the full potential of everyone in the organization. Are you a collaborative leader?

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June 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Joel reflects: “Whether you are hosting an all-day high-potential training or a corporate event, a professional keynote speaker has the power not just to motivate your employees, but also to help you cut costs by improving your people’s efficiency and productivity.” Both are about solid ethics, dignity, and corporate citizenship.” Energy results from a personal commitment to a goal that has meaning and passion.”

How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

And because of its ongoing commitment to culture, Zappos continues to perform well, even weathering an acquisition by Amazon—without doubt an extraordinarily different corporate culture. They want to work for a company that serves as a role model for ethical and values-centered behavior.

Do you have a winning right culture to succeed?

HR Digest

Culture is incredibly important merit because it inspires high commitment employees to believe in and live out the organization’s vision in their daily work. Building a winning culture requires leadership buy-in and commitment. According to our analysis, a strong culture turns loyal employees into brand ambassadors who are committed to positively represent the company. These employees naturally understand the basic elements of the organization’s values, goals and ethics.

Seven Lessons American Manufacturing’s Decline Can Teach Any Company

Strategy Driven

Its manufacturing capacity was enormous and efficient. Its workforce was inspired and committed. Two of Wells Fargo’s key values are “ethics” and “what’s right for their customers”. How can a company with those supposed ethics commit such an act? The United States destroyed its enemies in World War II because it out-produced them. The government, suppliers, and competitors all collaborated to produce the biggest manufacturing juggernaut the world had ever known.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Organizational purpose, vision, quality of life, ethics, long-term growth. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. Business is run economically and efficiently, with excellent accounting procedures, payables-receivables practices and cash management. Customer service is efficient and excellent, by your standards and by the publics.

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

They will not compromise their value system and personal ethics for temporary gain. Great leaders don’t major in the minors and understand that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing…Great leaders are committed to not losing focus and not giving-up. They are committed to both personal and professional growth.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Here is my own business success checklist that will help you optimize your activities for a more efficient and purpose oriented endeavor. Commitment toward collaboration and working with other companies. The organization maintains and lives by an ethics statement.

45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

My advice is find something you can commit 100% of your effort to, and you will succeed. Prioritise the commitments that provide the highest return. I would say commitment – show they can do the job, will do the job and are better than any of the other candidates. Make sure you can work within those whilst still maintaining your own personal values too – ethical working, doing a job well not just fast enough, using your skills to meet their needs, on their terms!

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While it’s a bit wordy, I’ve found it to inclusively articulate the principles needed for effective leadership : “Leadership is the professed desire and commitment to serve others by subordinating personal interests to the needs of those being led through effectively demonstrating the experience, wisdom and discernment necessary to leverage trust & influence to cause the right things, to happen for the right reasons, at the right times.”

5 Important Things to Remember as an Entrepreneur :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Develop networks Strong networks provide endless opportunities to get more things done in a more efficient and effective manner. You will be a source of encouragement to others thereby keeping yourself encouraged, focused, and committed to success.

10 Ways to be a Better Team Player :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By communicating your expectations you are also letting your team know what you are able to commit to and that will set their expectations of you, so do not over promise. Commitment to the group is transparent and will send a strong message to any teammates that might be on the fence. Trimming the Fat When and how to evaluate your team for efficiency.

Shared Value vs. Don't Be Evil

Harvard Business Review

For example, GE's turn toward manufacturing energy-efficient locomotives was a perfect alignment of values: The market was turning toward ecological solutions, and GE was smart enough to jump on the train early. Should an automobile manufacturer abruptly exit a lucrative market for high-performance gas guzzlers, luxury gas guzzlers, and cheap gas guzzlers on the grounds that expensive fuel-efficient cars are better for us all? Should the cigarette companies commit corporate suicide?

Pack Some Energy into Your Lunch :: Women on Business

Women on Business

There are many nutrients that we need on a daily basis to keep our bodies running efficiently ona a daily basis, not to mention long-term. Think about adding healthy and wholesome foods to your diet and notice how much better you feel as well as the mental focus and concentration to get you through your work day efficiently. Makes Commitment to Renewable Energy by Becoming a Member of the U.S.

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Her attitude of retaining only good followers resulted in the loss of numerous well-experienced and efficient people. An employee is unjustly treated badly, leaves the job upset at the end of the day, on the way home commits road-rage, gets home, kicks the dog, fights with the wife, scolds the kids and causes total misery in the neighborhood.

Leadership & Political Correctness | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I don’t know about you, but it’s almost as if we have raised a generation of leaders who feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to be politically correct – WRONG. In my opinion politically correct thinking is a large contributor to a decrease in workplace productivity, and of greater concern, to the moral and ethical decay of our society.

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

To get you started I will expand on the list that MIT research scientist Peter Gloor calls the “genetic code” of collaboration: learning networks, ethical principles, trust and self-organization, knowledge sharing, and transparency. The key is to develop determination and commitment for the process. It is essential to build in a framework of virtuous and ethical principles. Benevolence – depth of commitment to not cause pain or suffering.

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The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

Willingness requires complete and never-ending commitment by management. Without employee communications, suggestion boxes, publications, training videos, speeches and other professionally prepared instruments, the company is fooling itself and its customers about the commitment to quality. Success via competitiveness has many dimensions: Production efficiency became America’s focus by the 1950′s. There’s this thing that websites do.

The Big Picture of Business: Putting Budgeting Into Perspective, The Bigger Picture of Strategic Planning

Strategy Driven

Walking the Talk: ethics, values, quality, vision. 7 Steps Toward Getting Budgets Accepted More Readily: Commitment toward strategic planning for your function-department-company. Values in terms of efficiencies: Meantime between new product introductions. Speed, accuracy and efficiency of project fulfillment. Frame of reference is everything in business. Different people within the same organization have contrasting views as to the Business They’re Really In.

The Big Picture of Business: Goal Setting… An Important Part of Strategic Planning.

Strategy Driven

Goal attainment leads to ethical behavior. Motivation and commitment. Commitments must be made to other people. Achieving goals which one set and to which one commits enhances a person’s sense of adequacy. Business is run economically and efficiently, with excellent accounting procedures, payables-receivables practices and cash management. Human beings live to attract goals.

What U2 and the US Navy Have in Common: Connecting with Core Employees

Michael Lee Stallard

We are committed to something larger than ourselves: the protection of America’s interests around the world and democracy.” He challenged them to “have a sense of urgency to make the Navy better every day&# in order to deliver greater efficiencies and readiness for the dollars America invested in the Navy.

The Big Picture of Business: Leadership for the New Order of Business Part 2

Strategy Driven

These are the visionaries who advise management in refining the organizational purpose, vision, quality of life, ethics and contributions toward the company’s long-term growth. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. Leadership comes from inner quests, ethical pursuits and professional diligence. Making the best use of financial resources in an efficient manner to achieve results. This requires planning, purpose and commitment.

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Harvard Business

Sustainers who ensure intelligent systems stay true to their original goals without crossing ethical lines or reinforcing bias. That means making the commitment to reskill and move people to other areas of the business where they can add value. Their role: improve process efficiencies. The result will be an efficient, sustainable supply chain that delivers better business outcomes. alashi/Getty Images.

Case Study: When Should A Rising Star Make Her Pregnancy Public?

Harvard Business Review

Cara was known around the company for being tough and incredibly efficient. You're a hard worker — focused and committed. Ethics Managing yourself Work life balanceEditor's Note: This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers.

The Big Picture of Business – What Business Must Learn: Putting.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. How much further should we extend ethics? Sadly, many of the perpetrators did not see lapses in ethics… it was legal and just business to them. By maintaining an awareness of further changing environments, there are further opportunities to be successful, ethical and move ahead of the competition.

How to Work from Home When You Have Kids

Harvard Business

“Eliminating my commute frees up seven more hours per week I can spend reaching out to clients,” or “my being in Chicago allows the company to cover the Midwest markets efficiently and at no additional cost” are more compelling, inarguable statements than “I wanted to spend more time at home.” Demonstrate your commitment. When working remotely, take care to provide small, clear signals that your commitment and work ethic are unwavering.

The Big Picture of Business – Planning and Budgeting in Downsized Times

Strategy Driven

Become top management’s partner in efficiency of operations. Values in terms of efficiencies: Meantime between new product introductions. Speed, accuracy and efficiency of project fulfillment. 7 Steps Toward Getting Your Budgets Accepted More Readily: Commitment toward strategic planning for your function-department-company. Goal attainment leads to ethical behavior. Motivation and Commitment. Commitments must be made to other people.

The Economics of Why Companies Don’t Fix Their Toxic Cultures

Harvard Business

Over the last decade, industries, academics, and the public sector have turned their focus toward culture and ethics in response to the financial crisis as well as misconduct at a broad range of corporations. But the degree of commitment and progress in these efforts has not been even across the industry, and serious and persistent misconduct continues in some businesses. naqiewei/Getty Images.

Business Does Not Need the Humanities — But Humans Do

Harvard Business

The movement challenged the influence of Fredrick Taylor’s scientific management, which had reduced workers to unwieldy cogs in efficiency-seeking industrial machines. After the 2008 financial crisis, business schools hastened to add ethics courses. No wonder they see liberation, efficiency, amusement, and progress where “Team Human” fears intrusion, deprivation, and a tilted playing field. You must be efficient and consistent.

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Followership : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners


Moreover, ethical followers can help leaders avoid making questionable decisions and high performing followers often motivate leaders to raise their own levels of performance. High scorers on Critical Thinking are constantly identifying ways to improve productivity or efficiency, drive sales, reduce costs, etc.; Leaders who consistently make bad decisions, dither, or fail to quickly secure needed resources or follow through on commitments are not apt to create Self-Starters.

Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

Harvard Business

While many critics like to imply that modern organizations pursue the operational efficiency and greater productivity at the expense of equity and fairness, all available evidence in these contexts suggests that there is no such trade-off: Algorithms deliver more-efficient and more-equitable outcomes. Orlagh Murphy/Getty Images. A quiet revolution is taking place.