6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Harvard Business

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.

Is the Time Right For You to Speak Out?

Lead Change Blog

The search results are less abundant if you google “songs about ethics.” The pattern of emphasizing economics over ethics plays out in many workplace practices and cultures. Rather, you want to make your company successful AND you want ethics, justice, relationships, and results. Leadership Development Courage make your voice heard risktakingGoogle “songs about money” and entries like “40 best songs about money” and “12 best songs about money. EVER” pop up.


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Are You Ready for Recovery?

Leading Blog

A S a McKinsey & Company article stated in late March 2020: “What leaders need during a crisis is not a predefined response plan but behaviors and mindsets that will prevent them from overreacting to yesterday’s developments and help them look ahead.”.

10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Ethics are judged on a sliding scale…If we add up truths and lies we’ve told and find more of the former than the latter, we classify ourselves honest…Conceding that his magazine soft-pedaled criticism of advertisers, one publisher concluded, ‘I guess you could say we’re 75 percent honest, which isn’t bad.’”. Discourage groupthink and don’t shoot the messenger. Leadership Development diversity facts paradox post-truth

Decision Making Antonyms and Story Telling

Mike Cardus

Once you chose an action, we will debate the merits of the work and fail to recognize alternative options that may be better or worse; framing the process of synthesis as one of curiosity – wander through ideas; also, using groupthink for progress, mixed with breaking these teams up and challenging the ideas in new mixed teams. From the one-word criteria, develop an antonym that goes with each word.

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Football, and How Leaders Ignore Unethical Behavior

Harvard Business

Reading the report with that lens can help leaders better understand the biases that get in the way of ethical conduct and ethical organizations. Researchers call this “moral hypocrisy” and have demonstrated the great lengths people will go to in order to be seen as ethical. All organizations, leaders, and individuals at times fall victim to faulty forms of ethical reasoning. Develop routines, rituals, and mantras. Being ethical is hard work.

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Race Against Bias: Are we aware of our own unconscious bias?

HR Digest

A form of groupthink which prevents individuals from thinking independently. For example, when a group to which you own loyalty to seems to be making an ethical decision, you try to balance your loyalty to the group by acting against your own ethical integrity. Featured Strategy Training & Development bias in the workplace Unconscious biasUnconscious bias is hard-wired into our brains. It’s a survival mechanism, so basic and below our conscious radar.

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Harvard Business Review

At times, it appears that we are witnessing the development of a “cult of mindfulness” that, if not appropriately recognized and moderated, may result in an unfortunate backlash against it. I’ve worked with clients who, instead of rationally thinking through a career challenge or ethical dilemma, prefer to disconnect from their challenges and retreat into a meditative mindset. The groupthink risk.