Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

Chart Your Course

For several years I was on a selection committee for Eagle Scouts. The four of us on this committee spent about 30 minutes asking each individual questions, reviewing their experiences trying to determine if they met our expectations as good Scouts.

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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. Corporate Responsibility is more than just a statement that a committee whips together. Ethics and profits are not conflicting goals.

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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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Create an Ethics Committee to Keep Your AI Initiative in Check

Harvard Business Review

Ethics Risk management Technology Digital ArticleIt’s about more than just mitigating bias.

Joseph L. Badaracco: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses on business ethics, strategy, and management in the School’s MBA and executive programs. Joseph L. Badaracco is a graduate of St. Louis University, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he earned […].

Sam Ford: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Sam Ford is Director of Audience Engagement for Peppercomm. His 2013 New York University Press book, Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture, was co-authored by Henry Jenkins and Joshua Green. The book was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Booz & Co.’s s Strategy+Business and was voted one […]. Bob''s blog entries Advertising Age Albert Einstein Booz & Co.’s s Strategy+Business Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Bulldog Reporter C.

Is Your Company Using Employee Data Ethically?

Harvard Business Review

Supreme Court, once said , “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have the right to do and what is right to do.” While the benefits are clearly far-reaching and potentially game changing, there are ethical questions to consider. But ethical conflicts can arise, say when the analysis identifies sensitive personal relationships that perhaps should not have existed on corporate servers in the first place. Potter Stewart, justice of the U.S.

6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Harvard Business Review

Trust and openness are crucial elements of an ethical organizational culture. Only when employees are able to voice the problems they see can ethical lapses be discussed and resolved. A first step in building this kind of culture involves a hiring approach in which companies actively seek those individuals inclined to speak up when ethical challenges surface. A morally attentive person will see ethical issues where others may see none. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

Students Teach Business Ethics

Harvard Business Review

In the fall, I wrote a series of posts on the moral concerns raised by the financial crisis and how a business ethics course might address them. Rather, they should be taught "how to engage, with intelligence and integrity, a real ethics debate about the role of business and the business professional in a free society.". This winter, I taught an accelerated course in business ethics to professionals at the Harvard Extension School. Business education Ethics

Soft Corporate Cultures

Coaching Tip

Is Bribery an Ethical Condition of Doing Business in the Global Economy? How ethically vulnerable is your organization? 56 percent ranked ethical behavior as an important characteristic, followed by sound judgment (51%) and being adaptable/flexible (47%). -- Source: American Management Association, New York, NY. Yet, it seems every week we hear about ethical leadership lapses from Goldman Sachs, British Petroleum, Wal-Mart, etc. Are your organization's values a joke?

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The Ethical Dilemma FIFA's Sponsors Still Face

Harvard Business Review

As I was re-reading the April 2011 "Failure" issue of HBR on the train back to London yesterday, the article by Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel on " Ethical Breakdowns " struck me as particularly relevant for FIFA's sponsors — Coca-Cola, Adidas, Emirates, Sony, Hyundai/Kia and Visa among others — in the light of the bribery scandal that has engulfed that organization. Bazerman and Tenbrunsel outline five reasons why ethical people allow unethical behavior to thrive.

Jennifer Miller: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Lead Change Blog

As the first female president of the Grand Rapids Networking Group and the youngest member of the executive committee for the Junior Achievement/Great Lakes division, Jennifer’s leadership journey has broken barriers and given her insight into how to ethically navigate the often murky waters of organizational politics.Jennifer is the Managing Partner of SkillSource, a niche consultancy that helps emerging leaders “master the people equation.”

Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

Effective leaders set the right tone at the top, which becomes the organization’s ethical standards. Employees trust and want to work for an organization with high ethical standards, and work for a leader who lives by those standards. Trust is built on honesty, ethics and integrity.

Preventing Another Bangladesh Tragedy: Three Ways to Transform Supply Chain Ethics

Harvard Business Review

So here are three radical suggestions for transforming the field of supply chain ethics. Campaigners, enlightened firms, and savvy politicians should focus all their energy on one — and only one — area of supply-chain ethics: freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. This means eschewing simplistic labels ("ethical," "green") that ascribe products with a magical quality that absolves us from culpability.

Leadership is NOT Dodgeball

N2Growth Blog

The fastest way to lose respect as a leader is to focus on optics over ethics. Whether in the boardroom, political arena, or on the front lines, leadership is far more than holding press conferences, giving speeches, and presiding over meetings and committees.

The International Coaching Federation Welcomes Rich Gee.

Rich Gee Group

First off, a big ‘thank you’ to the entire ICF committee. 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 The International Coaching Federation Welcomes Rich Gee.

Real Dysfunction Today, Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael Lee Stallard

If you’re skeptical, I invite you to take a look at The Connection Culture Manifesto , the Hardwired to Connect report by the Committee for Children at Risk, and The Lonely Society report by the Mental Health Foundation in the UK.

10 Steps to Creating a Talent Advantage

N2Growth Blog

Team Based Hiring : While I’m not generally in favor of management by committee, hiring based upon a team approach works very well. People, their traits, attitudes, and work ethic (or lack thereof) are contagions. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Married BlackRock executive fired for failing to disclose office romance

HR Digest

BlackRock’s head of human resources, Jeff Smith, who suddenly left the company in July, was apparently fired for indulging in an office romance with a colleague, reports Bloomberg. This year two senior executives of the $6.8 trillion asset management company, have been let go.

Dating the boss, crossing an invisible line?

HR Digest

Everyone will naturally think that the person sleeping with the boss will have the inside scoop on promotions, pay and information, and that undermines trust in leadership, cautions Robert Chestnut, Airbnb’s Chief Ethics Officer.

Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Encourage Whistleblowing

Harvard Business Review

Some employees even claimed that they were fired for calling the internal ethics hotline. These claims raise important questions that every major company needs to ask: Are employees aware of our ethical standards and the laws surrounding our business? Companies communicate very little about the process they follow to investigate calls to their internal ethics lines. Is there a specific time frame for investigating ethics complaints from employees?

How Companies Can Take a Stand Against Bribery

Harvard Business Review

External standards can also be a powerful tool in support of those efforts, helping companies strengthen ethics and compliance practices by offering a clear framework for action. And consumers are placing a higher and higher value on whether a company has ethical practices, too.

Guest Post: Talk is Cheap!

Lead on Purpose

Now let’s return to the present economic mess we’re in… Concerning the auto industry debacle, do you understand why Congress had the top executives come to Washington to participate in hearings, but didn’t call in the car companies’ union negotiating committees to hear their side of things?

The Leadership Blind Spots at Wells Fargo

Harvard Business Review

Hearings last month before the Senate’s banking committee and the House’s Financial Services Committee point to further dangerous cultural dynamics inside Wells Fargo. According to Stumpf’s testimony, a board committee became aware of the fraud “at a high level” back in 2011. Senior leaders were so focused on financial impact that they couldn’t see the ethical damage. Ethics Leadership Boards Digital Article

LeadershipNow 140: July 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

NYT: The Auteur vs. the Committee. TheLeaderLab: Just how connected are ethical climate and engagement? Here are a selection of tweets from July 2011 that you might have missed: @laurencanning: FANTASTIC Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better via

Seven First Steps for New Members of Congress (That Apply to New.

Next Level Blog

    Learn the rules behind committee assignments. I would add to your suggestion that these new leaders place ethics at the top of the their list of values.

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Conflict-of-Interest Rules Are Holding Back Medical Breakthroughs

Harvard Business Review

For example, overly restrictive rules that force advisory or review committees to staff themselves with people whose primary asset is they are “conflict free” can deprive them of the input of true experts. Guided by a refreshed ethical framework, pharmaceutical companies, in partnership with researchers and clinicians, can help accelerate the spread of knowledge of new clinical science, which now is notoriously slow.

A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A.

Terry Starbucker

In a business enterprise, leaders must take care of employees who, in turn, are responsible for taking care of customers, stakeholders, and related outside parties, such as the government and the community, in an ethical manner. They foster an environment that encourages the sharing of ideas through brainstorming while realizing that innovation need not be preceded by the existence of committees. Is “ethical leadership” an oxymoron?

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Dennis Kozlowski Was Not a Thief

Harvard Business Review

After Kozlowski was convicted in 2005, I began including case studies about the Tyco corporate scandal in the business ethics classes I taught. There was no record that the bonuses were approved in the Tyco board’s meeting minutes or in the compensation committee’s meeting minutes. For example, compensation committee meeting minutes were prepared before meetings by someone who never attended the meetings. Boards Ethics Transparency

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

I served on boards of directors, search committees, awards panels, review boards and task forces for many. Amplify discussions on community standards and ethics. Exemplifying ethical behavior. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture.

The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

I was on the committee that wrote that legislation. Every professional must embrace a set of ethics: Things for which each professional holds himself/herself accountable. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

Sanyin Siang – Executive Director of the Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE). His vast experience from serving on the Committees of Finance, Judiciary, Education, and Rules. Dear Friends, Greetings from Rancho Santa Fe!

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How 'Aaron's Law' Is Good for Business

Harvard Business Review

To reduce that risk, Zoe Loffgren , a Democrat representing Silicon Valley, is drafting a bill titled "Aaron's Law" for the House Judiciary Committee. Ethics Government Information & technology

The Business of Communicating Values

Harvard Business Review

Many love to boast when their revenues soar, or publicize the strategic restructuring of their organizational response committees (whatever that means). Rock outlines three common approaches to how business schools teach corporate values: values as ethics; identifying a set of universal values; and the recognition of values. Communication Ethics LeadershipBusinesses communicate a lot of things.

The Big Picture of Business- Professional Education Necessary for Company Success

Strategy Driven

Outside of 'think tanks' for company executive committees, full-scope education does not occur. Generational work ethics and why young people need executive mentoring to 'go the distance' in their careers, offering value to the company and profession.

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

Strategy Driven

In order to complete the chain, organizations must insist that suppliers, professional services counselors and vendors show demonstrated quality programs, as well as ethics statements. Together with outside counsel, this committee will pursue its objectives, per the written agenda.

At Olympus and Goldman Sachs, Two Very Different Whistleblowers

Harvard Business Review

as Olympus eventually did by appointing an independent committee that exposed the mammoth, years-long fraud and brought down high level executives. Ethics Finance LeadershipOne of the great challenges for business leaders is to separate fact from opinion. Bad facts must lead to action. Bad opinions may lead to action, but not necessarily. The different implications arising from hard fact and harsh opinion are illustrated by two whistleblowers who have recently published books.

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

Strategy Driven

How diverse is the planning committee? Walking the Talk: ethics, values, quality, vision. 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 – Business Lessons to be Learned from the Enron Scandal

Strategy Driven

I further made recommendations that future charitable requests would go through committee and that the client’s partners and key executives were better suited by serving on community boards, thus polishing their own luster. Several committees competed with each other for the spotlight.

The Big Picture of Business: The Realities of Networking

Strategy Driven

They staff committees and events, hoping to generate more leads. Just because you once spoke to their business club, attended a workshop with them or served on a volunteer committee, they keep coming back to you for free work. So, we serve on their volunteer committees, convinced they will think well of us…enough to speak well of us to still others. The problem is ‘they’ want to be noticed by others and only want committee members to support their agenda.

Cast the Net Wide – Make the Most of Your Promotional Time and.

Women on Business

If you have more time, contribute to an association committee.

The “Business in Society” Imperative for CEOs

Harvard Business Review

In virtually every country across the globe, a broad range of governmental and ethical issues directly and immediately shape what companies can and cannot do. These include legislation, regulation, investigation, enforcement, litigation, ethics, reputation, crisis management, corporate citizenship, and pressures from public officials, NGOs, and the media. These ethical questions arise in the whole range of corporate activity from technology and manufacturing to marketing and sales.

Should a CEO’s Bonus Be Based on Financial Performance Alone?

Harvard Business Review

Its Remuneration Committee employs several key performance indicators (KPIs) to guide the compensation of senior executives. When this award structure reached the end of its four-year performance period, on June 30, 2016, in response to the ethical scandals within the bank’s life insurance arm , the bank’s board took yet another step to include even more subjective measures.

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