The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

Leading Blog

This post is by Linda Fisher Thornton the author of 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. Our understanding of "ethical leadership" has not been clear enough to guide us through today’s complex ethical choices. 7 Lenses™ of Ethical Responsibility.

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5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

” Those words are printed on the back cover of Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage. Five Frequencies prescribes more than 20 practical Signal Boosts for turning culture into competitive advantage.

Talent Wins

Coaching Tip

Most executives today recognize the competitive advantage of human capital, and yet the talent practices their organizations use are stuck in the twentieth century. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Life Skills Tips What is Work life competitive advantage Design Dominic Barton human capital Ram CharanPeople, not companies, generate value, so why isn't talent at the center of every company's strategy?

Reviving Work Ethic

CEO Blog

I read a short book - Reviving Work Ethic - A Leaders Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce by Eric Chester. One of my strengths and one of the things that I attribute my business success to is my high work ethic. Interestingly, the people I seemed to attract in business also had tremendous work ethic. EMJ and SYNNEX were high work ethic companies. I do know that work ethic is partly tied to energy.

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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.

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Relationship Excellence: Chick-fil-A's Competitive Edge

Michael Lee Stallard

Autism's Competitive Advantage, and Challenge, in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

These include perfectionism; preoccupation with details, rules, orders, lists, organizations or schedules; excess devotion to work; inflexibility about matters of morality, ethics or values; reluctance to delegate tasks unless others submit to exactly his way of doing things; and rigidity and stubbornness. Ironically, a cure for autism likely obliterates the disorder''s competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Ethics Human resources Innovation OCPD

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

Thomas Davenport states in The AI Advantage that, “ AI is a largely analytical technology, and that for most organizations working with AI is a straightforward extension of what they do with data and analytics. ” To maintain your advantage, you need to always be learning too.

Simple Ethics Rules for Better Risk Management

Harvard Business Review

But as more organizations fall prey to complex intangible risks, from unwanted disclosure due to rampant cyber threats to breaches of conduct driven by skewed incentive systems, the aperture of risk management is expanding from protecting the balance sheet to promoting ethical leadership and values-based decision making. Ethical lapses arise when people take risks but do not bear the downside of their risky behavior. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

Why Directors Should Give a Damn About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

Other than ensuring an ethical environment in the organizations they govern, I suspect today’s Boards still don’t give culture the attention it deserves. With the exception of mega-company “clout” in the marketplace, sustainable competitive advantage cannot survive in toxic cultures.

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Directors Need to Care About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

Other than ensuring an ethical environment in the organizations they govern, I suspect today’s Boards still don’t give culture the attention it deserves. With the exception of mega-company “clout” in the marketplace, sustainable competitive advantage cannot survive in toxic cultures.

Is the “Silent Killer” Sabotaging Your Performance?

Michael Lee Stallard

Chuck Schwab inspired people who worked at the company he founded, Charles Schwab, by establishing a mission to provide the most useful and ethical financial services in the world. Is your energy level lower than you’d like? Do you feel you’re not performing at the top of your game?

Successful People in the United States of America

Coaching Tip

Groups that instill this kind of drive in their members have a special advantage in America; because contemporary American culture teaches a contrary message--a message of self-acceptance and living in the moment. High Performance Teams; A Competitive Advantage. The paradoxical premise of " THE TRIPLE PACKAGE " is that successful people tend to feel simultaneously inadequate and superior.

20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

The reward is longer-term competitive advantages. Whether you are a start-up or a Procter & Gamble, the ethic of focusing on what you do best and excelling at it is the culture and the identity that sustains an organization’s success. Do Less Better is the name of my book.

How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

Monsanto , for example, enjoys the competitive advantage that emanates from a culture of clout. There might be elements that are worth emulating, but certainly not the ethic of dominance, because by their very nature, small and medium sized operations have no clout.

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Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. For companies without clout, competitive advantage can be realized by keeping things simple, by cutting out the complexity cancer that is crippling so many enterprises.

5 “NEXT PRACTICES” WHEN HIRING A GENERAL COUNSEL

N2Growth Blog

Next Practice: To truly add competitive value to your organization, General Counsel candidates’ business acumen must be researched and assessed for authenticity. At N2Growth, our core philosophy is that exceptional leadership creates the ultimate advantage.

Some Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

The purpose of using the SWOT tool is to uncover or reveal the organization''s competitive advantages, and what opportunities (sales, profitability) to capitalize upon. Cultural (values, ethics). Competition (industry leaders, number of competitors, fragmentation/consolidation). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization''s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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Execution Businesses

CEO Blog

Some businesses have such barriers to entry and such competitive advantage that they can still thrive even with poor execution. 4 - Look for areas of minor competitive advantage. Although they may lack the monopoly or defacto monopoly characteristics of other businesses, they can have minor advantages in many different small areas. Competition ensures that there are few "high profit" opportunities. My work ethic was a competitive advantage.

Are You Managing Human Capital or Leading People?

The Practical Leader

Ethics and Fairness. Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage. Is your organization staffed by human capital? Do you talk about head count? Do managers talk about “their people?”

5 “NEXT PRACTICES” WHEN HIRING A GENERAL COUNSEL

N2Growth Blog

Next Practice: To truly add competitive value to your organization, General Counsel candidates’ business acumen must be researched and assessed for authenticity. At N2Growth, our core philosophy is that exceptional leadership creates the ultimate advantage.

It's Not About You

CEO Blog

Work ethic was one of my competitive advantages. I am just back from travel. I stayed in a Delta Hotel. Delta is a midsize middle to high end Canadian hotel chain. The missed on 2 counts this time. There was no regular tea in the room.

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3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for a Leader

In the CEO Afterlife

Advancing the model’ is just another way of saying improving or fortifying the company’s competitive advantage. Differentiation holds the key to competitive success. Now, consider this side benefit: imagine the impact this involvement had on the company’s customer service ethic.

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Then they build on that advantage by keeping things simple to maintain clarity. Rather, it is using judgment at the right time and in the right place to seize the competitive edge. Competitive advantage, not information, is power.

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Leading with Character: Integrity

Michael Lee Stallard

Integrity can be defined as always interacting with others ethically and honorably. People with integrity aspire to the highest ethical standards and expect the same behavior of others. It is critical for you to be consistent and clear about your ethical standards. Definition.

If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete. Guest post from Linda Holbeche : The rulebooks of business are being rewritten.

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

In the CEO Afterlife

To thwart the impact of low-cost foreign competition and to meet the accelerating demands of customers and shareholders, they embark on doing more, and adding more. Intuit is successful because they bring their ‘do less better’ cultural ethic to their customers.

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The ethic of more balls in the air, more chances of success lurks in their subconscious. I’m going to assume they’ve identified their competitive advantage and the secrets of success in the business they’ve defined. Competitive advantage is strategy’s ultimate purpose.

Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

The purpose of using the SWOT tool is to uncover or reveal the organization's competitive advantages, and what opportunities (sales, profitability) to capitalize upon. Cultural (values, ethics). Competition (industry leaders, number of competitors, fragmentation/consolidation). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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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. . In August 2012 he established The Ethics of Success Corporation to help companies and individuals create and sustain positive change.

Antidote for Widespread Employee Discontent

Michael Lee Stallard

Leaders can develop workplace cultures that engage people and provide a source of competitive advantage. We have deeply felt human needs to be respected, to be recognized for our talents, to belong, to have autonomy or control over our work, to experience personal growth, and to do work that we feel is worthwhile in a way that we feel is ethical. Connection among people improves performance in an organization and creates a new source of competitive advantage.

Leading in a World of Change: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Great Leadership By Dan

Accelerating globalization, technology convergence, volatile world financial markets and demands for ethical, environmentally responsible business practices are presenting organizations and their leaders with unprecedented challenges.

July 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Adaptability is no longer just a competitive advantage. It’s an ethical imperative” Find Linda on Twitter at @leadingincontxt. Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

New CEO Antony Jenkins has set out an ethical vision for the bank, assessing performance “not just on what we deliver but on how we deliver it.” Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez , Hay Group: “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” - Brett King, Banking 3.0.

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

And it becomes possible to create productive partnerships with other organizations, change the competitive advantage to what Rosabeth Moss Kanter calls a Collaborative Advantage. Are you a collaborative leader?

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Overcoming Leadership Myopia

Michael Lee Stallard

We want to be respected, to be recognized for our talents, to belong, to have autonomy or control over our work and our lives, to experience personal growth, and to do work that we believe is worthwhile and in a way that we feel is ethical. But he does prides himself on being rational and he knows that SAS’s culture clearly provides a competitive advantage. Howard Behar and Michael Lee Stallard. American leaders need to wake up and smell the coffee.

Flashback To Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

Question : Can work ethic be taught? Van Gorder: I believe a work ethic is cultural – both from an individual and corporate perspective. In that regard, he taught me a “work ethic.”

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The Future of Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

This new business model will require a different model of leadership development – one that pays more attention to ethics, the environment, how decisions impact the community and society, and human rights.

3 Small Steps for a CEO, One Giant Leap for Leadership

LDRLB

Advancing the model’ is just another way of saying improving or fortifying the company’s competitive advantage. Differentiation holds the key to competitive success. Now, consider this side benefit: imagine the impact this involvement had on the company’s customer service ethic.

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The Essence of Strategy – Part Two

LDRLB

The ethic of more balls in the air, more chances of success lurks in their subconscious. I’m going to assume they’ve identified their competitive advantage and the secrets of success in the business they’ve defined. Competitive advantage is strategy’s ultimate purpose. Last week’s blog post bemoaned the lack of strategic discipline in today’s world of business. I posed three simple strategic questions that on the surface appear easy to answer.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

Question : Can work ethic be taught? Van Gorder: I believe a work ethic is cultural – both from an individual and corporate perspective. In that regard, he taught me a “work ethic.”

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The Essence of Strategy – Part Two

LDRLB

The ethic of more balls in the air, more chances of success lurks in their subconscious. I’m going to assume they’ve identified their competitive advantage and the secrets of success in the business they’ve defined. Competitive advantage is strategy’s ultimate purpose. Last week’s blog post bemoaned the lack of strategic discipline in today’s world of business.

How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy

LDRLB

Eric is the author of The Collaboration Economy: How to Meet Business, Social, and Environmental Needs and Gain Competitive Advantage.]. The ethical CEO’s company is more likely to operate with little to hide. Strategy collaboration competition lowitt strategy

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