To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

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T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. When my book 7 Lenses was first published, I wrote a guest post about it called “ The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership ” for this blog. This book helps leaders “see” the ethical impact of their choices through 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility.

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Developing a Strong Work Ethic Takes Work

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We were all about the same age and from similar economic backgrounds, so it wasn''t a difference in generations or finances. It’s rooted in the development of a strong work ethic in childhood. Each one of us developed a strong work ethic because of the tone and expectations my parents set. Denny Coates and I recently devoted one episode of our Strong for Parenting Podcast to this topic A Strong Work Ethic – Prepare Your Child for the Challenges of Life.

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Leadership Development and Educating our Young :: Women on Business

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CEOs Who Began Their Careers During Booms Tend to Be Less Ethical

Harvard Business

For instance, people who entered adulthood during economic depressions tend to be attuned to economic and national security throughout their adult lives , and particularly cautious with their personal and professional finances. Based on these previous findings, we wondered: Would CEOs who began their careers during boom times be less ethical? Our question stemmed from the idea that prosperous times are often linked to ethical missteps.

A Crisis of Character – A Book Excerpt

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Medical doctors are considered one of the most respected professions, yet the incidence of violations of ethics, misconduct and more appear to be higher than what one would expect from a profession that goes by the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm. Since the recession, corporations have been under a microscope, with significant blame leveled at Wall Street and companies in the finance, banking and insurance sector. Community Involvement book Book Excerpt ethics Leadership

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The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

Banks have developed fortress balance sheets, improving credit quality by 54 percent, increasing net income and, restoring aggregate lending to pre-crisis levels of nearly $7 trillion. It was an event packed with prominent people who work (or worked) in finance, but seem to come from a different, more genteel world than the bulk of modern Wall Street: Bogle, Swensen, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former TIAA-CREF CEO John Biggs. Compensation Ethics Finance

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

It has forgotten, as economist Robert Shiller writes in Finance and the Good Society , that "financing is really creating the architecture for reaching a goal. The goals served by finance originate with us. Finance is not about making money per se. Restoring trust and confidence requires commitment to and investment in professional and business ethics. Here are a few examples: Commit to a gold standard code of ethics and professional conduct.

It's Your Country.Lead It!

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For our children's future, America needs to get better by reengineering our shared values and implementing a united ethical purpose. Despite waitressing to supplement her 20-year career as a support specialist at a cable company, the woman said that her finances are strained as utility bills, gas prices and the expenses of her two daughters keep growing. How do we, as leaders, develop ourselves, our communities and our world to reinstate the American Dream?

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Know Your History, Purpose and Direction

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Finally, it has forced me to think about and clearly articulate answers to the excellent questions that Maddy had developed. To explain this concept, Sinek has developed what he calls the “Golden Circle,”. 1) When developing, maintaining and growing my business, I have focused heavily on the ‘why’. When working with my clients it is this type of understanding that comes from increasing self-awareness and honesty with self that is the baseline for development and growth.

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Conflict-of-Interest Rules Are Holding Back Medical Breakthroughs

Harvard Business

Equally troublesome, almost all policies focus exclusively on payments and finances but ignore the powerful influence of careerism and other non-financial motives that may compromise objectivity far more than financial incentives. Commonly, researchers develop a theory, then build a career gathering support for it. Ethics Research & development Government Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Digital Article

3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

A better way to break up your steps would be to have three segmented goals (with sub-goals) that build up to your main goal, ownership of the Z4: Finance – a. Develop a time/payment schedule to save. When are the Finance and Research steps complete? Initiate the finance process.

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Revisiting Our Masculine Side of Leadership :: Women on Business

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Categories : personal development Contact Sylvia Lafair, author of Dont Bring It To Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success at sylvia@ceoptions.com.

Building Your Brand “Buddy The Elf” Style – Part 2 :: Women on.

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Using “Buddy the Elf” as an example for the four steps to brand building, this week we’ll discuss steps three and four: developing brand identification and meaning, and developing relationships with customers. If you understand your customer and what keeps them up at night, you’re on your way to developing a deep emotional relationship with them providing you can deliver the promise in your brand message. Much of developing the loyalty factor comes from inside your business.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Development of technical abilities, specialties and expertise. Development of core business supplier relationships. Strategic Plan includes provisions for refinancing, equity and debt financing. Finance charges are negotiated. Top management has as a priority the need to develop and practice People development, skills and team building responsibilities. Professional development plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals.

The “Maximize Profits” Trap in Decision Making

Harvard Business

From a historical perspective, the idea that managers in organizations have a single, dominant duty — to achieve or maximize economic returns — is a striking development. Somehow, a theoretical assumption, widely used in a one cluster of academic specialties — economics, finance, econometric modeling, and the like — became transformed, primarily in the United States near the end of the 20th century, into a supreme decision principle.

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Case Study: Can an Ethical Bank Support Guns and Fracking?

Harvard Business Review

As the founder and president of a new ethical bank focused on environmental sustainability, Jay McGuane realized that he and his board needed to set guidelines about which loans to approve and which to reject on “values” grounds. Without clear ethics rules, Jay worried that his already divided directors would fall into bitter squabbling, which could lead to resignations, negative media attention, and a flight of investors. What is ‘green’ if not an ethical principle?

How are you doing on price? :: Women on Business

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In a lean economy, many sales and business development people feel obligated to discount their prices; at least, the discussion of price and where it fits in the sales strategy becomes more important than ever.

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Psychopaths on Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

Citing Richard Peterson, managing partner of MarketPsych (a firm that provides psychological and behavioral finance training for the industry), DeCovny notes that these are some of the traits that also predict success on Wall Street. Determining whether a person is a psychopath is generally done using a test like the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) , developed by Robert Hare and his colleagues. Ethics Finance Health

The Libor Scandal and the Price of Prosperity

Harvard Business Review

Now, let me couch this for you in the human terms of political economy — the terms in which you and I should rightly conceive of an "economy" as the sum of the enduring human good; not merely as a set of pipes for the grease of finance to be injected into. Economy Ethics FinanceTo the long, dismal list of fatally broken institutions — GDP, governments, schools, corporations — we can add the mysterious Libor , and its conveniently comfortable calculation.

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Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

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Find Your Small Business Loans and Grants Here :: Women on Business

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What sites do you recommend for finding financing for small businesses? Technorati Tags: small business grants , small business loans , business loans , business grants , women in business , women on business , businesswomen , business women grants , minority business loans , minority business grants , small business financing Related posts: Finding Loans for Women Owned Businesses Post by Amy Blais, contributing Women On Business writer If.

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.” Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business. Because if failure is always seen as a sign of weakness rather than a by-product of striving hard for success, people will be less likely to develop the kind of breakthrough new ideas that could provide much-needed competitive advantage.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

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This is the distinction between what he terms the 'Character Ethic' vs the 'Personality Ethic' The prior depends on deep changes within each of us including our view of creating a legacy for future generations.

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The Season for Giving

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Be an Advocate for Yourself :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Develop your web of influence (key stakeholders, decision makers, influencers, connectors) to assist you in reaching your goal. o Develop your subject matter expertise through social media, community organizations and board positions.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Here are the key roles that are crucial to your success as a product manager, and why they are important: Engineering/QA: The relationship with the engineering/development team is paramount for product managers. Accounting/Finance: This group is often completely ignored by product management.

Leadership Strategies: Are You a Davos Woman?

Women on Business

They discussed profit and loss margins, product development and the like.

Manager vs. ?

Lead on Purpose

The owner gets the resources and funding to develop his products. I think about the things I manage (personal finances, household, a team of people). The owner gets the resources and funding to develop his products.

How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

About the author Lena Rizkallah of Mosaic Consulting is an attorney who focuses on legislative developments, tax and fiscal policy, and advanced strategies for investment and retirement planning and products.

At Olympus and Goldman Sachs, Two Very Different Whistleblowers

Harvard Business Review

Business leaders must respond directly to bad facts (carefully developed!), 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.

Health, Wellness, and a Giveaway to WomenonBusiness Readers

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Not recognizing, developing, and rewarding talent is the fastest way I know of to drive talent out of your organization and directly into the hands of your competition. Reward talent, innovation, loyalty, attitude, creativity, work ethic, contribution, and leadership ability…not tenure. link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

Chick Flicks and Leadership :: Women on Business

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Top 10 US Cities to Capture Small Business Recovery Act Dollars.

Women on Business

Energy : Promote solar power , renewable energy , smart grids and develop domestic energy sources Green Building : Build energy-efficient homes and public buildings Science and Technology : Promote scientific research and innovation Transportation : Upgrade the transportation infrastructure with new roads, bridges, and mass transit systems Education : Improve public schools and job training The Recovery Act envisions a smarter, more efficient, more productive future.

A Guilty Conscience = A Great Hire??? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

According to research done by Francis Flynn, Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford University (as reported in The January/February 2011 edition of Harvard Business Review), guilt-prone individuals unequivocally make great employees.

The Homecoming Queen Grows Up (kinda)

Women on Business

Categories : Guest Posts , personal development 1 Comments 1 John R. Being true to your principles and ethical background almost always leads to being “liked&# for the right reasons, and by the right people.

WHY WOMEN'S NATURAL SOFTER SKILLS ARE COMING TO THE FORE IN BUSINESS

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Nominations Being Accepted for Exceptional Women in Business.

Women on Business

According to today’s press release from Veuve Clicquot, the award recognizes successful British businesswomen with judges focusing on the following qualities: Achievement Motivational ability Innovation Creativity Business acumen Entrepreneurship Dynamism Charisma A profound concern for the sustainable growth of her business and development of her team A focus on responsible and sustainable growth as it relates to the environment Do you know a British woman in business who fits the bill?

Living Without the “K” On Your “_eyboard” :: Women on Business

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Better to Give than to be Grateful :: Women on Business

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

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Furthermore, last time I checked a CEO can always be removed for lack of performance, or moral and ethical indiscretions, so what purpose do CEO term limits serve other than to disincentivize the CEO? I love this part: "Furthermore, last time I checked a CEO can always be removed for lack of performance, or moral and ethical indiscretions, so what purpose do CEO term limits serve other than to disincentivize the CEO?"

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Ask for a Promotion :: Women on Business

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Holiday Parties Are a Great Time to … Network your way into a New.

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