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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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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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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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.

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

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.

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

Strategy Driven

It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. Willingness requires complete and never-ending commitment by management. Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. It is simply a commitment to keep the wheels of progress at top-of-mind motion.

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. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Objective analysis of how the organization has operated to date. Document practices, procedures, operations and structure in writing.

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. ?

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The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

Do something well and commit to long-term excellence. Amplify discussions on community standards and ethics. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like. Exemplifying ethical behavior.

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

Strategy Driven

Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. According to research conducted by the Ethics Resource Center: Employees of organizations steal 10 times more than do shoplifters.

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

Ethics and integrity. Commitment to persons affected (stakeholders). Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance? Have you celebrated organizations that succeeded? I hope that you are and will continue to be distinctive.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Organizational purpose, vision, quality of life, ethics, long-term growth. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. Operations are sound, professional and productive. You have and regularly update-benchmark a strategy for the future, shared company Vision, ethics, Big Picture thinking and “walk the talk.” Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof.

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

Every day, leaders at all levels communicate with their actions that they''re not committed to a working relationship with those they lead. They reward unfavorable behaviors, while operating with myopic interests and escalating bureaucracy. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness What is Work life 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.

The Big Picture of Business – The Future Has Moved… and Left No Forwarding Address.

Strategy Driven

Futurism is a continuum of thinking and reasoning skills, judicious activities, shared leadership and an accent upon ethics and quality. What you can and are committed to accomplishing…rather than what mysteriously lies ahead. Commitments to learning, which creates knowledge, which inspire insights, which culminate in wisdom. Futurism is one of the most misunderstood concepts. It is not about gazing into crystal balls or reading tea leaves.

Pfizer’s Straight Talk on Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

You can see evidence of Pfizer’s commitment in Ian Read’s letter to stakeholders the year after he became CEO: In 2011, we thoroughly explored what our culture is and how it needs to evolve. People are more committed and loyal to an organization that is ethical.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. Global mindset is truly having the desire, knowledge, and skills to operate effectively in business today. It fills a strategic tactical need of operating in today’s business setting.

The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Making ethics a part of the culture A critical trait I noticed in great leaders was a consistent set of ethics. Dave Farrell, the long serving CEO of May Department stores, was always very consistent with ethical decision making. They inspire by their own personal commitment.

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Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

Effective leaders know how to achieve operational excellence, and they embrace continuous improvement. Effective leaders set the right tone at the top, which becomes the organization’s ethical standards. Meet your commitments. Don’t make a commitment you cannot keep.

How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

The answer is for organizations to develop the institutional frameworks to replace traditional structures and forms of governance and establish a more human operating system in which governance, culture and leadership systems are harmonized and synchronized. That requires moving from coercive or motivational leadership that uses sticks or carrots to extract performance and allegiance out of people to inspirational leadership that inspires commitment and innovation and hope in people.

Triple Crown Leadership

Leading Blog

With far too much failed leadership on display, leaders should commit to building a different brand of leadership— Triple Crown Leadership , say authors Bob and Gregg Vanourek. Triple Crown leaders have the goal of building and sustaining organizations that are excellent (high performance), ethical (do the right thing), and enduring (stand the test of time).

A New Model For Cooperation, Values, and Employee Motivation

The Idolbuster

Today we’ll take a break from Busting Your Corporate Idol for this timely guest post from Omer Soker, Founder of The Ethics Of Success. . These managers purport to self-interest, but they are harming everyone including the company itself by operating outside of shared values.

Leadership Development Investments

Coaching Tip

And it requires an investment and commitment to bring that to fruition. Ethical behavior 9. The operating norm today is skinny and flat, which often makes it hard for organizations to recruit, retain or develop future leaders,” said Leverone. “In A new U.S.

Some Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It''s typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Organizational (leadership, accountability, commitment, engagement). Cultural (values, ethics). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization''s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.


You May Be Annoying Your Customers, And Not Even Know It

Strategy Driven

If you’re mostly operating online, then you might want to check that you’re not guilty of committing one of the cardinal website sins. Nothing will undo a company’s hard work quite like a poor ethical standing. We all want our customers to like our business.

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

From that point on, they committed themselves to soft drinks. This vision establishes the principles for running a simple operation. Intuit is successful because they bring their ‘do less better’ cultural ethic to their customers.

Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It's typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Organizational (leadership, accountability, commitment, engagement). Cultural (values, ethics). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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Differentiation’s Arch Enemy: Price

In the CEO Afterlife

Collectively, these giants employ 300,000 people, the vast majority of which are committed to delivering results, ethically. Last year, EU regulators fined P&G and Unilever to the tune of $456 million for price fixing laundry detergents in eight European countries.

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N2Growth Blog

Anger: You’re extremely critical of yourself and other people, and judge others harshly believing you are ethically without reproach. At your best you’re charming, imaginative and a good entertainer, and operate within creative and stimulating environments. Sloth: You don’t like to commit, tend to stay at the margin not expressing your opinions, and fitting in with others to keep the peace. By Grant Wattie. President, N2Growth Australia.

The Elements of Transformational Leadership

Skip Prichard

Mobilizing followers while having credibility and commitment and creating job satisfaction, meaning and purpose for others is really the essence of transformational leadership. People high on this are also highly committed, whether that be to an organization or a cause, or of course both.

Why Price Fixing Continues

In the CEO Afterlife

Collectively, these giants employ 300,000 people, the vast majority of which are committed to delivering results, ethically. Last year, EU regulators fined P&G and Unilever to the tune of $456 million for price fixing laundry detergents in eight European countries.

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What Does Success Really Look Like?

Tanveer Naseer

One of the reasons why we have a harder time defining success is because many of us are still operating from a reactive standpoint – where our decisions and actions act only in response to what we see our competition doing or as a result of what we encounter or experience. To do otherwise will not only impact the level of engagement your employees commit to this effort, but it can also damage the level of trust they have in your direction and vision.

5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

On that score, the company’s Code of Ethics claimed that “gaming” (the manipulation and / or misrepresentation of sales or referrals) was against the rules and grounds for dismissal. There’s nothing wrong with operating out of self-interest. Make Your Culture an Asset.

The 10 Elements of Positive Performance Management

Great Leadership By Dan

It is only as a result of leaders’ executing PPM with unwavering character and purpose that an organization—your organization—can lay the groundwork for achieving breakthrough-operating performance. Perceived Unfairness: My boss is playing favorites, so why should I commit?”.

Veterans Among the Best Civilian Leaders

Strategy Driven

Intensive training and a well-understood chain of command may have instilled in veterans a respect for authority and a commitment to duty, but this was not to the exclusion of their development as leaders. Bill Sebra is Chief Operations Executive at Korn Ferry Futurestep.

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.” In their book From Smart to Wise , Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou state that wise leadership succeeds where smart leadership cannot.

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Why Companies Are Blind to Child Labor

Harvard Business Review

Is it truly impossible for these companies to determine the source of their raw materials and whether those materials were acquired ethically? For example, one study found that if consumers have a product’s ethical information right in front of them (e.g.,

How to Be Generous in Business

Nathan Magnuson

At the end of the day, no one should feel guilty for profits that are earned legally and ethically. They’ve demonstrated that commitment by sponsoring one of my favorite annual leadership conferences Leadercast , which helps keep the event accessible and affordable for more people.

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Guest Post: 10 Secrets of Effective Leaders

Lead on Purpose

And stay committed to helping your team members achieve them. Product management focuses on releasing the right products to the right markets at the right time; set both financial and operational goals for your product line. #4:

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Harvard Business Review

’” One way is to offer the person or his or her staff members a chance to participate in high-level discussions about the company’s commitment to the local community and to give that office a greater voice in shaping those decisions. MirageC/Getty Images.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


People trust you when you deliver what you promise, speak from your heart and be integral and ethical. Only intention is not enough, commitment is the key. It requires commitment, patience and being persistent over a long time.