10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe

Leading in Context

To confirm what those values are that should guide our choices, this week I'm sharing my Manifesto What Ethical Leaders Believe. This Manifesto frames ethical leadership in clear language, and is shareable under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. It includes 10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe that transform their leadership and their organizations.

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Do Ethics Really Make You a Better Leader in Business?

Leading Blog

However, very few companies educate leaders about ethics and encourage leaders to discuss ethics with their teams. Ethics are usually an afterthought, taken seriously only after an event that causes a business or team to fall apart. If understood and put into practice by a dedicated leader, ethics have the potential to turn stagnant, declining teams into productive and engaged ones. Ethics are the foundation for peace and progress. Ethics

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17 Leadership Paradoxes

Leading in Context

This Center for Creative Leadership video succinctly introduces 6 paradoxes in the essential leadership skills required in a post-COVID world. COVID-19 has brought us many challenges including balancing economic and human factors, moving quickly but taking time to show compassion and so on.

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Complexity, Creativity and Collaboration

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethics training leadership development leading ethically management and leadership what is complexity what is leadershipDiversity of Ideas Provides Perspective When dealing with complexity, we need fresh thinking. We need to listen to all ideas that may help, regardless of where they come from in the organization. That involves giving up the notion that we are "right.".

What is Creativity?

Leading in Context

What is Creativity? In the leadership development world, creativity is getting a great deal of attention now. When we explore the question "What is creativity?" This post explores the variables that make up what we think of as "creativity.". Context Ethical Thinking leadership and management leadership development leadership skills what are leadership skills what is leadership

Mindset or Competency: Which is More Important?

Leading in Context

Nick Petrie, Center For Creative Leadership, writes in Vertical Leadership Development Part I that "In terms of leadership, the stage from which you are thinking and acting matters a lot. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical competence ethical leadership ethical mindset ethical thinking mindset versus competency The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

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73 Creative Job Titles in Corporate America

HR Digest

A job title says a lot about a person, his creativity, and his attitude towards the job. In the present world of fierce competition for jobs and employment opportunities, creative job titles go a long way to attract the attention of employers and companies.

Be Sure You Know How Your People Learn about Ethics

First Friday Book Synopsis

Before you decide upon an ethics program for your organization, consider how the facilitator conducts it, and what content he or she exposes your people to. We don’t think training people about ethics should be from a situational or conditional perspective. Karl''s blog entries certification Creative Communication Network ethics ethics training lawsuits Willful Blindness

Why Being an Ethical Leader Can Help Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andrew Leigh: First let’s get a little clearer about what being an ethical leader means. You may not be able to “see” someone is an ethical leader. So why should an organisation bother about having an ethical leader? Do they, for example, do any better at the job than less ethical ones? Today though, we know from an ever-expanding portfolio of research that ethical leaders really do produce better results than ones who take ethics less seriously.

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Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

Strategy Driven

However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics. An understanding and common ethical language is missing for many organizations. In order for both the individuals and the collective whole to move forward together, a common language and appreciation for ethics is essential. Examples of cultural attributes are values like collaboration, creativity, learning, and professionalism.

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.

10 Reasons to Embrace Complexity

Leading in Context

Leading Through Complexity and Uncertainty In The Center For Creative Leadership's White Paper, The Future of Leadership Development, Nick Petrie describes the new work environment as "typified by an increased level of complexity and interconnectedness." Complexity Ethical Leader business complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context leading ethically leading ethically in organizations training what is ethical leadership

Another Duo Welch Book Hits the Charts on April 15 – But Ethics?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl''s blog entries 10-10-10 Amazon.com Bain Business Plus CCN Creative Communication Network ethics Fort Worth Club General Electric Harper Business Harvard Business Review HBR Jack Welch Jack: Straight from the Gut Jane Beasley prenupitals Randy Mayeux Suzy Welch Suzy Wetlaufer The Real Life MBA Winning Winning: The Answers

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Two is the Magic Number: A New Science of Creativity

Michael Lee Stallard

Check our Josh’s new series on creative pairs for Slate.

Weekly Round-Up: Ethical Leadership Matters, Communicating vs. Communications, Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ Employees, Benefits of Empathic Leadership, & Internal Comms During Mergers


Five Reasons Why Being An Ethical Leader Matters By Terri Klass ( @ TerriKlass ) “During a conversation this past week with a sales rep, the importance of following ethical practices came up. Many are wondering what the fine line is between “creative selling” and simply being unethical.” Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

Harvard Business

A few years ago, I was teaching a two-day program about ethics in India for entrepreneurs and business faculty who taught entrepreneurship. It was a program that I had spent years honing, building upon research that suggests rehearsing — pre-scripting, practicing voice, and peer coaching — is an effective way to build the moral muscle memory, competence, confidence, and habit to act ethically. Ethics. Creating an Ethical Workplace. Ethics. Ethics.

Complexity and Childhood Education

Leading in Context

Forward-thinking leaders are advocating these educational approaches and roles that lead to creativity, learning, growth and innovation: Complexity Ethical Leader complexity context ethical education ethical leadership ethics leadership and management learning management and leadershipWe are Beginning to Understand the Kind of Educational Leadership that Prepares Young Students for Success in Our Complex World.

If Organizational Ethics is a Kingdom-of-Ends. Why are we treating employees as means?

Mike Cardus

Developing strong Organizational-Practices that enable people to work to their individual capacities, to exercise their creative freedom to make choice and use this knowledge to solve problems. What can you do, today to treat people in a more fair and ethical manner? Corporate Team Building experiential theory Leadership Management Team Building autonomous work teams employee engagement ethics in work organizational development

Don’t Ever Use Ethics To Argue For a Business Decision

The Idolbuster

If your company must decide between doing the right thing (A), or doing the wrong but less expensive thing (B), the worst thing you can do is to argue for “A” based on ethics. Instead, use your creativity to create a business case. Whatever you do, don’t EVER bring up an ethical justification for A, not even as a fourth bullet point. Someone on the other side will use this an an excuse to bring this back to ethics, and you will lose. Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment.

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Creativity/Inspiration. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds provided May the Force be with You: Ethical Leadership During Discontinuous Change. And More… Jon Mertz of Thin Difference submitted Ethical Choices: Followers, Courage, and Imagination. Jon shares: “ Whether we want to recognize it or not, we make ethical choices in who we follow, the courage we exhibit, and the imagination in which we see situations. Thoughts on leadership ethics.

January 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Inspiration/Creativity. Business leaders have learned that ethical leadership transforms organizational metrics.” Leadership Leadership Development Teamwork engagement team Inspiration creativity productivity development Team BuildingWelcome to the January Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are… Let’s get started! Productivity. Neal Burgis of Burgis Successful Solutions submitted Great Leaders Simplify Complexity.

July 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Creativity/Inspiration. Getting your employees to go beyond the obvious and adapt to being resilient in the work they perform requires them to be more creative and innovative in how they manage stress and frustration. And More… Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided Ethics Is Serious Business. Leadership Development Carnival Communication creativity development Inspiration productivity Team BuildingWelcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival.

The Grass Dilemma – Business Ethics Quiz? | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself. About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Main Page The Grass Dilemma – Business Ethics Quiz? RSS Feed The Grass Dilemma – Business Ethics Quiz? Translating it in simple terms, the question is what she is doing good business ethics? HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

Imperfect Leadership

Coaching Tip

In a 2012 study of 361 top-level executives from 53 countries, by the Center of Creative Leadership, 19% of respondents stated that leaders are born to lead, while 52% believed that leaders are created; 29% said that both factors are equally important. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips What is Work lifeSuccess isn't about being perfect and always making the right choices.

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

Why Creative People Are More Likely to Be Dishonest

Harvard Business Review

We prize creativity. This helps explain why, in a recent global survey , more than 1,500 corporate and public sector leaders reported that creativity is the most important quality a leader must have. However, being creative also has an undeniable dark side—one that can be very costly for companies if left unchecked. In our research , we’ve found that identifying as a creative person can also lead someone to be dishonest. Thinking Creatively.

On Creative Accounting: Two Creativity Myths

Harvard Business Review

"Creative accounting" is really bad. Thinking more soberly about "creative accounting," we conjure up scenes of Enron executives being led into court, humiliated heads of accounting firms trying to explain how they failed to notice that someone was cooking the books, or recurring headlines about the AIG debacle. Wall Street's " financial innovations " of recent years seem to have given creativity a bad name. Of course, by itself, sheer novelty doesn't make something creative.


Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

Is this just creative branding and intelligent marketing, or are we merely sheep being led to slaughter? However if you think about “Addiction Marketing&# you’ll quickly realize what the “media pushers&# on Madison Avenue and the product development and marketing gurus in the corporate world have known for years - all people have their unique set of vulnerabilities, which when creatively and effectively exploited will lead to strong sales and powerful brands.

The Latest in Corporate Bail Outs – Women

In the CEO Afterlife

Less diversity hinders creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Success in the new economy requires creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. One can live with the ethic of the best person gets the job , but at the same time, corporations must make it their mission to bring greater diversity into the C-suite and around the boardroom table.

The Best Ways to Discuss Ethics

Harvard Business Review

Companies can take a wide variety of approaches to how to discuss ethics. At one end of the spectrum are companies that rely on their code of ethics or on the exemplary behavior of people at the top. At the other are executives like Kathleen Edmond , the Chief Ethics Officer at Best Buy, who created an open blog for company employees on ethical lapses and related issues. Still, this leaves open the question of what actually works in guiding employees' ethical behavior.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

From distorting the past to limiting creativity to reducing happiness, experience can cause misperceptions and then reinforce them without our awareness. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020.

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Is There Hope for Leaders?


August 15th, 2010 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus Yet another Fortune CEO has fallen due to ethics violations. Is there hope for ethical, moral power to prevail? Am I acting ethically in this situation?”

When Being GUTSY Starts Young

Women on Business

I recently spoke at a women’s networking group and asked the bright and creative professionals to think about the earliest time they could remember when they spoke out for themselves. Career Development Communications decision-making Equality Ethics Leadership Networking personal development Recognition Success Stories business networking business women businesswomen Communication encouragement failure fairness female leaders impact Patterns speaking out success women women leaders

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Freedom to Fail


Indeed, if the apocryphal story of Edison remarking, “I discovered 10,000 ways not to make a light bulb” is accurate, one suspects that creative leaders already knew this. It appears one of the most potent ways leaders can develop creativity in followers is by giving them freedom to fail. The “little bets” are designed to push the creativity and innovation further (Sims, 2011). I see this idea over and over again in my study of creativity in organizations.

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Five Great Ways to Earn Extra Money in 2010 :: Women on Business

Women on Business

But with a little creativity, you can create income streams to supplement or replace that lost income. Credit Card Services 101: Creative Ways your Business can Benefit Did you know that there’s a big correlation between swimsuit.

The Leper in the Room: Workplace Violence

Women on Business

You owe your staff and yourself a safe and creative environment. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Interviews Communications customer service decision-making Ethics Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Human Resources Issues Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management personal development public relations Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business Roundtable Workplace Issues

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

Coaching Tip

Recently, I have republished these book reviews and guest author postings in a new ebook, " Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips ," divided into the following categories: Self-Knowledge, Accidental Leaders, Leadership Principles, Leadership Brand, Success and Failure, Interpersonal Relationships, Creativity, Work Life, Knowledge Workers, Leadership Transitions and Leadership Coaching Tips.

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CEO Spotlight: The Entrepreneur Who Solves Digital-Age Problems – Karishhma Mago

CEO Insider

In such a competitive and creative environment, you need a nimble mind and a strong work ethic to stay on top of new developments and ahead of the field. In the digital age, change is the only constant. New and innovative digital technologies are changing the playing field every year.

Freedom to Fail


Indeed, if the apocryphal story of Edison remarking, “I discovered 10,000 ways not to make a light bulb” is accurate, one suspects that creative leaders already knew this. It appears one of the most potent ways leaders can develop creativity in followers is by giving them freedom to fail. The “little bets” are designed to push the creativity and innovation further (Sims, 2011). I see this idea over and over again in my study of creativity in organizations.

Freedom to Fail


Indeed, if the apocryphal story of Edison remarking, “I discovered 10,000 ways not to make a light bulb” is accurate, one suspects that creative leaders already knew this. It appears one of the most potent ways leaders can develop creativity in followers is by giving them freedom to fail. The “little bets” are designed to push the creativity and innovation further (Sims, 2011). I see this idea over and over again in my study of creativity in organizations.

Embrace the Distractions

Lead Change Blog

There are images flashed in the news of creative ways for humans to interact. Understand that the professional who worked with you in the office still has the same work ethics working remotely. We are social creatures that thrive with connections with others, seeking to exchanges ideas, conversation, and special moments. Heat maps visually display the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. It is this image that truly represents or connection with each other.

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Employees want freedom from command and control bosses and task-based jobs and freedom to contribute their character and creativity and collaborative spirit at work in pursuit of a values-based mission worthy of their dedication. Consider how Southwest Airlines flight attendants are free to flex their creativity and sense of humor when walking passengers through safety procedures; their individual personalities bring an uplifting jolt to a mundane process.

Managing and Working on Teams Doing Something is Better Than Talking About Nothing

Mike Cardus

Managers Rob Motivation by creating Motivation Schemes that insult our intelligence and work ethic, plus create greater unfairness within the workplace. Photo by Monica Harmsen. Ability to get started on task/project quickly. Teams waste a lot of time before the actual work gets done. Higher results in project teams can come in the initial phase when the project teams have expertise in project management skills. Ability to state what is working and how to improve.

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