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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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

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. Playful and creative job titles are opted by leading companies and organizations to make their workplace and the jobs more enjoyable. Most Creative Job Titles Ever (They’re also meaningless).

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. We must learn to benefit from change management, not to become victims of it. Corporate Responsibility relates to every stage in the evolution of a business, leadership development, mentoring and creative ways of doing business. It helps to manage relations with stakeholders.

Two is the Magic Number: A New Science of Creativity

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Two is the Magic Number: A New Science of Creativity Published by Michael Lee Stallard on September 15, 2010 10:08 am under connection culture A thought leader whose work I follow closely is my friend Joshua Wolf Shenk. Check our Josh’s new series on creative pairs for Slate.

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.

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.

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

Mike Cardus

This can only come about through shared respect and reciprocal helping relationships of the team-members and management. My manager just used me to accomplish his goals. Plus we want to believe what we are doing is just, so as Managers we increase our own confirmation bias and notice only the actions and behaviors that reinforce our beliefs, that in turn work to reinforce our actions. What can you do, today to treat people in a more fair and ethical manner?

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Creativity/Inspiration. John Hunter of Curious Cat: Management Improvement Blog submitted Good Project Management Practices. Learn more about: Suggested practices to achieve successful projects and develop the capability of the organization to manage projects over the long term. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds provided May the Force be with You: Ethical Leadership During Discontinuous Change. Thoughts on leadership ethics.

July 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

This scenario, lone wolf promoted to manager followed by team disaster, is both predictable and avoidable. Jesse summarizes: “ Often in coaching, managers work on changing their behaviors. David Dye and Karin Hurt of Let’s Grow Leaders submitted Firing with Compassion: How Do I Fire Someone and Still Win Well? Managers often have to fire people, but there is a huge difference between managers who do it well and those who make it a terrible, humiliating experience.

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

Mike Cardus

Higher results in project teams can come in the initial phase when the project teams have expertise in project management skills. Managers Rob Motivation by creating Motivation Schemes that insult our intelligence and work ethic, plus create greater unfairness within the workplace. Management can judge employee problem solving. People in the meeting are Zombies and management is angry because everyone has turned apathetic. Photo by Monica Harmsen.

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Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

I teach and advise Gen Yers — also known as Millennials (born after 1980) — at the university level in sales and business ethics. How do companies motivate and manage a generation of workers who grew up receiving awards and prizes for just showing up? That’s what one manager recently shared with me about how much time she spends getting new Gen Y team members on board. Some Millennials lack time management skills because parents managed their calendars.

Imperfect Leadership

Coaching Tip

Successful management is the result of understanding and accepting your own humanity. 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. The problem is that there are not enough of them to fill all the management positions in all of our organizations.

How Managers Should Respond When Bribes Are Business as Usual

Harvard Business

Managers on the ground should be prepared with the following line: “I can’t give you a bribe, but I can do this, this and this, for you,” says Kent Kedl, the senior partner for Greater China and North Asia at Control Risks. When the front-line salesperson raises the possibility that the bribe demand may cause delays, management will actually pay any accrued bonus as if the sale had been completed, drawn from the bonus pool. MirageC/Getty Images.

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

How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Harvard Business

But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. The fact is, artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost. How can managers — from the front lines to the C-suite — thrive in the age of AI? Using this data, we identified five practices that successful managers will need to master.

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. Say that in a roomful of managers, and you get nervous laughter. 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.


The Latest in Corporate Bail Outs – Women

In the CEO Afterlife

Women are ditching upper-management positions and bailing out before breaking through the glass ceiling. The female bail out creates a reduced talent pool for senior management positions. Less diversity hinders creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Success in the new economy requires creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. These leaders become the direct and indirect mentors of their brothers and sisters in middle management.

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.

The Leper in the Room: Workplace Violence

Women on Business

We speak about managing teams and dealing with problem performers, but we very rarely speak about what happens when those situations go horribly wrong. Aggressive employees are aggressive simply because they can be and from a management perspective we understand that the reasons behind aggression can be as different as the staff. Manage workplace settings. You owe your staff and yourself a safe and creative environment.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

From doctors to teachers to managers to presidents, the more experience the better. From distorting the past to limiting creativity to reducing happiness, experience can cause misperceptions and then reinforce them without our awareness.

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How Managers Can Avoid Playing Favorites

Harvard Business

But when managers favor one employee over another, morale and productivity suffer. What Great Managers Do. Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees' unique strengths. But studies show that being exposed to different perspectives and ideas spurs creativity. “I think of my role as manager as empowering the people on my team,” he says. “Both creative, dorky, and outgoing.”

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.

Morale 101

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?” Assuring that your leadership is moral and ethical can be easier when you have good relationships with those around you. P.S. Wally Bock suggests some resources for ethics in a recent post, Business Ethics Pointers and Comment.

Managing the Immoral Employee

Harvard Business Review

Out of all the management questions we should be asking, this is surely the least asked. First, morality is hard to define, especially without getting too philosophical, and management writers are typically allergic to metaphysics. The third problem is that managers struggle to judge moral character, not just in their subordinates but also in themselves. Here are six tips drawn from the academic literature on how to manage morally weak employees: Engage them.

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.

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.

Change Makers and Company Transformation

Lead Change Blog

They are clinging to the same ideas, talent management models, and ways of working with leaders who are either oblivious to the current mindset or too frightened to instigate change. Game Changers have the potential to really motivate and inspire others, while displaying an incredible work ethic and dedication, but only when others understand them and what they can contribute. They don’t use the past to predict the future, but rather think laterally and very creatively.

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.

January 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Jesse Lyn Stoner of the Seapoint Center shared Do an Ethics Check to Navigate the Gray Zone. Jesse Lyn recaps, “It’s easy to know what’s ethical when your choices are clear-cut. Ethical decision-making can be challenging in our personal lives. Use these 3 questions to provide ethical leadership through the gray zone.” John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog shared Podcast: Increasing the Capability of the Organization.

Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

It takes a lot of guts, initiative, and creativity to become a great leader. This means that when you finally become a leader, reflect the footsteps of the leader who set an example in terms of good values, work ethic, decision-making, and management. Leadership Coaching Change Management Character-based Leadership Inspiration leader Leadership Leadership Development Management team Teamwork

Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Reading Collective Genius , The Innovators , Creativity, Inc. which were solely aimed at creating a strong collaboration ethic and served as a chance for assembling people from all over the world who had deep histories of working separately or in the fashion of a linear fire brigade. I believe that managers must loosen the controls, not tighten them. Leadership Development Leadership Management partnership teamsLuca de Meo at Volkswagen AG did it.

June 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Bill Treasurer of Giant Leap Consulting provided How to Manage Your Boss. Bill recaps, “Leadership isn’t always about managing your direct reports. Sometimes you have to know how to ‘manage up.’ Managing your boss is an essential part of leadership.” You’re being expected to ‘manage’ people superior to you. Eileen McDargh of The Resiliency Group provided Five Secrets to Creative Adaptability.

Important Ideas on Change and Transitions: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Managing Through Career and Life Changes. Monique Valcour of the Harvard Business Review Blog Network shares If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material. Facilitating employee learning and development is an essential competency for every manager. John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog offers Communicating Change. Linda Fisher Thornton of Leading in Context shares Ethics Isn’t Finite: It’s Evolving.

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Take A Little Break To Laugh This Season.

Rich Gee Group

This work by Rich Gee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 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 Take A Little Break To Laugh This Season. Get Shareaholic { 2 comments… read them below or add one } Emdadul Haque 12.24.10 at 10:35 AM Laughter is the best preventive medicine.

Being a Good Leader is Tough Stuff

Lead Change Blog

This transactional stuff is all part of being a manager. They value traditions while encouraging innovation and creativity. Ethics, honesty, and integrity matter all the time. Genuine leaders manage with their head and lead with their heart. Anyone who supervises others is automatically tasked with planning, organizing, and directing. Every boss gives orders and assigns work.

Aim Higher: Servant Leaders are Humble

Skip Prichard

In fact, when leaders aren’t humble – when they’re arrogant or proud – they shut down the traits that make for the strongest teams: creativity, good worth ethic, entrepreneurship, selflessness. A manager taking my emotional state into account during a time of crisis. And that “good pride” made me more willing to go the extra mile, be more creative, take measured risks and be more authentic at work. Leadership and Humility.

Nabob and the Coffee Kerfuffle: How the 120-year-old brand managed to maintain its challenger status.

In the CEO Afterlife

As Ogilvy’s Ian MacKellar, who helped develop the current creative platform, would say: “For any campaign or creative idea, it helps to have a conflict, a tension, an enemy.” And everyone is trying to climb to the top of that to get ahead,” explains Heather Fadali, senior brand manager for coffee at Kraft Heinz, Nabob’s parent company. “It’s The change in management, which included Bell and Powell, meant a big change in how the company would operate in the following decades.