What Drives Engagement? Is it Ethics?

Leading in Context

To what degree does ethics play a part? In this post I'll explore 5 ways that an organization's ethics impacts employee engagement. .

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Competence, Commitment, and Character

Lead Change Blog

Ethical corners were cut. Hang onto generosity, reciprocity, and ethical commitments. ? Display competence, commitment, and character, and hold others accountable for doing the same. ? Deciding to get right with competence, commitment, and character starts in our own heads and hearts, so whether there’s leadership with or without soul starts with us. The post Competence, Commitment, and Character appeared first on Lead Change.

Commitment

Lead on Purpose

My commitment: For the next six months (at a minimum) I will write at least one post a week.

Ethical Leaders And Workplace Culture: The Foundation Of Ethical Decision Making

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dr. Steven Mintz: Ethical leaders create a culture in the workplace that promotes moral values and establishes an ethical tone at the top. Ethical leaders are role models for others in the organization to follow. Employees want to work for ethical organizations.

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Seeing Beyond Borders and Walls

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When you make a commitment to ethical values and ethical choices, boundaries and walls only indicate the boundaries of new places to apply those ethical values and choices. Beyond them, ethical values matter just as much as they matter within your own walls. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses leadership ethical leader ethical leader development ethical thinking global ethics global worldview

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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.

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Stand by your commitments and own up to your mistakes. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaders Leadership Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

The Olympics, Effort and Work Ethic

Your Voice of Encouragement

And you have to stay committed to putting forth the effort in spite of obstacles, setbacks and even failures. Elite Athlete Work Ethic effort commitment Summer Olympics Personal Development

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Stand by your commitments and own up to your mistakes. Grubb Work Ethic

Are Veterans More Ethical Leaders?

LDRLB

They then matched their lists to the companies’ performance and to a list of the 132 cases of corporate fraud from 1994-2004 to see who was in charge when the fraud was committed. The researchers don’t speculate on reasons for the more ethical, less profitable leadership style of military CEOS but they do point to an interesting trend that may explain the recent rise in corporate scandals. Leadership burkus ethics military

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The Broader Definition Of Work Ethic

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Stand by your commitments and own up to your mistakes. Grubb Work Work Ethic

The Advisor’s Corner – Can Ethics Be Learned?

Strategy Driven

Question : Can you teach ethics, or are we ‘hard wired’ and born with or without ethics? YES you can teach the principles and importance of ethics. YES , you can model the ethics you expect within your culture.

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Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

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.

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Developing a Strong Work Ethic Takes Work

Your Voice of Encouragement

It’s rooted in the development of a strong work ethic in childhood. Each one of us developed a strong work ethic because of the tone and expectations my parents set. Parenting Strong Work Ethic Personal Stories Personal Responsibility

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10 Things Trustworthy Leaders Know…

Leading in Context

They include individual actions and organizational commitments that build trust. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization context CSR ethical Leadership Principles trends what is ethical leadership what is trust

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Leading in Context® Blog Index

Leading in Context

Thank you for being committed to responsible leadership, and for following the Leading in Context® Blog. 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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Becoming a Character Based Leader

Lead Change Blog

Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership Workplace Issues Accountability Balance character-based leadership Commitment Compassion engage ethics integrity lead change LeadershipCharacter Based Leadership is the conscious choice to be an Ambassador – To place the greater good, the purpose of the organization and the needs of others above your own desires.

5 Signs Your Culture is FAILING

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Building a positive ethical culture is a long-term process. It involves much more than just company trappings and perks - leaders must make a commitment to people and to creating a positive work space. Complexity Context Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business ethical leadership context ethics and CSR Leadership

5 Signs Your Culture is FAILING

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Building a positive ethical culture is a long-term process. It involves much more than just company trappings and perks - leaders must make a commitment to people and to creating a positive work space. Complexity Context Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business ethical leadership context ethics and CSR Leadership

Willful blindness: We are all starting to see it seemingly everywhere – Refecting on Wells Fargo’s ethical “lapse”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril In a statement following the settlement, Wells Fargo said, “Wells Fargo reached these agreements consistent with our commitment to customers and in the interest of putting this… Read More Willful blindness: We are all starting to see it seemingly everywhere – Refecting on Wells Fargo’s ethical “lapse”. Once the idea of willful blindness lodged in my mind, I started to see it everywhere.

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Are You Suffering From Truth Decay?

Lead Change Blog

Not following through on commitments is a leading contributor to truth decay. Don’t commit to do something unless you know you can follow through. It can be tempting for leaders to think they have to say “yes” to everything, but if you don’t follow through on your commitments, then people begin to doubt that you are a person of your word. Personal Development trustworthy truth decay ethics honesty Leading With Trust Respect Trust Building

The Value of a Work Ethic - 10 Great Quotes

Building Personal Strength

Almost always, a worthwhile goal requires tremendous effort and commitment. What kind of work do you do? Whatever it is, much depends on your willingness to work your buns off when it counts. It‘s amazing what you can get done when you push yourself to your limits.

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How’s Your Integrity as a Leader? Ask a Watermelon

Lead Change Blog

Where insecurities run rampant, ethics almost always end up on the chopping block. In the same way, strengthening your leadership integrity is an ongoing process that requires complete transparency, vulnerability, and commitment. Personal Development Character Character-based Leadership ethics integrityIt’s summertime and you’ve probably sunk your teeth into a ripe, delicious watermelon by now.

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Leading from a Strong Moral Center

Coaching Tip

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 : . Leading from a strong moral center requires a deep and ongoing commitment to learning.

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9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

Leading with Trust

If you have an employee that demonstrates severe emotional mood swings on the job and in their relationships with others, you need to pursue the proper legal and ethical guidelines in dealing with the employee and getting them the support they need. “I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”. Oomph!

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

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business Review

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

Ethics for Technologists (and Facebook)

Harvard Business Review

In retrospect, if I had to write it again, I’d include a section or chapter on ethics. The ongoing explosion of technologically-enabled business opportunities inherently expand the ethical dilemmas, quandaries and trade-offs managements will confront. So the ethical question and challenge organizations should openly—not secretly or quietly—confront is: How can we honestly, openly and authentically demonstrate that our experiments are reasonable, fair and safe?

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.

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). This pessimistic stance stems primarily from the lower sales of ethical brands.

The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

Research: Firms Give More Stock Options When They’re Committing Fraud

Harvard Business Review

Ethics Accounting Regulation Digital ArticleWhistleblowers can play in a big role in uncovering financial misconduct. For example, look at Sherron Watkins, formerly of Enron, and Cynthia Cooper, formerly of WorldCom. Both women helped uncover massive frauds inside their organizations that ultimately cost investors billions of dollars. Research suggests that employees are often in a position to discover and expose wrongdoing in organizations.

Leadership and integrity

Lead on Purpose

It connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances. Establish a set of sound ethics policies, integrate them into all business processes, communicate them broadly to all employees, and make clear that you will not tolerate any deviation from any of them. Integrity Leadership Trust actions ethics principles successIntegrity is one of the top attributes of a great leader.

Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

Resolving those conflicts with a win-win mindset can unlock untold dividends in the form of a shared sense of purpose and commitment according to "EGO FREE LEADERSHIP: Ending the unconscious habits that hijack your business" , by business executive Brandon Black and executive coach Shayne Hughes. At a time when workers feel a sense of disconnect with their jobs and companies-- a September 2015 Gallup Poll recorded U.S.

Binge TV and the Art of Creating a Committed Customer

Harvard Business Review

Netflix also observed that its data demonstrated that roughly half of binge viewers polished off an entire season over the span of a single week and the bingeing majority committed to one show at a time rather than more promiscuous consumption. The essential empirical insight here is that Netflix has effectively created a new genre of committed customer; one demonstrably underserved and underappreciated by broadcasters, cable TV, DVR, DVD and other media platforms.

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

Restoring trust and confidence requires commitment to and investment in professional and business ethics. Under Rogers' leadership, the CFA Institute — the global association of investment professionals — is taking the lead in being "a bolder voice for professional ethics." Here are a few examples: Commit to a gold standard code of ethics and professional conduct. Require training on ethical decision-making for yourself and your firm.

Managing conflict

Lead on Purpose

It’s manifest in both internal and external ways; internal conflicts based on our beliefs and ethics, and external conflicts between individuals, groups or countries. When we choose to act contrary to our sense of what is right, we commit what the book calls ‘self-betrayal,’ which leads us to do things to cover up our choices. Purpose Team Building beliefs choices conflict ethics

Lead with integrity

Lead on Purpose

Integrity is a “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.&# It connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances.

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm … on “Good Company”

The Practical Leader

” “In announcing the arrival of “the ethical consumer,” Time magazine noted: “We are starting to put our money where our ideals are.” ” If companies want to succeed in this ethical age, they had better live up to those ideals.”

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What is Your Level of Coaching Literacy?

Coaching Tip

How committed are you to enhancing your coaching intelligence further? Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life

Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Great Leadership By Dan

In that piece, he described his team’s efforts to examine a specific hypothesis (“Employee commitment drives customer service”) in the US operations of a major hotel chain. When employees believe their bosses have behavioral integrity, their commitment goes up. ? Guest post from S.

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3 Leadership Lessons To Keep Your Organization From Running Aground

Tanveer Naseer

A leader must exemplify the behaviour they want to see in those they lead “In order to build a great workplace, you must first build yourself by gaining a deep understanding of your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you must completely commit to developing yourself into the best leader and person you can be. At the same time, you must hire outstanding people who are as committed as you are to build a great workplace.” – Robert Pasin, Chief Wagon Officer, Radio Flyer 3.

Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips

Coaching Tip

Developing commitment in a world of "free agents" and "volunteer" talent is not an easy assignment.and… will require effective leadership skills. . Leadership is basically an interactive conversation that pulls people toward becoming comfortable with the language of personal responsibility and commitment. . With so much structural change happening within the world economy, people recognize that we need leaders more than ever before.

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