The Gut-Brain Axis (Ethical Questions)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I am a long-time advocate of systems thinking. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership development ethical thinking and action leadership development positive leadership systems thinking and leadership

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Systems Thinking: Untangling Increasing Pollen Allergies

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics resources systems thinking and leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Large-scale problems usually have more than one cause.

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Managing Ethical Leadership as a Performance System

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about ethical leadership as a performance system, we get a higher level view of what it takes to develop ethical leaders. This graphic shows what an integrated ethical leadership performance management system might look like. Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical performance ethical performance management ethics what is ethical leadership

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Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked recently to explain in simple terms how ethics and trust are related. It is a great question, because we define trust and ethics in so many different ways. Here are some observations about how trust and ethics are related, and what their relationship means for us as organizational leaders.

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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. Ethics prize the principle of truthfulness.

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How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic

Lead Change Blog

However, I didn’t realise that it wasn’t the work that was to blame — it was my work ethic. Thankfully, through a trusted work partner, I discovered a technique known as Kanban , and it completely revived my work ethic. In the past, collaborating with these vital partners was tricky, purely because we were all working from different to-do lists and project management systems. The post How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic appeared first on Lead Change.

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Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

Maintaining our social infrastructure also requires know-how, because we must develop ground rules that make our social practices sustainable. The field that provides this kind of know-how is called ethics. This means that ethics is serious business. Ethical dilemmas are at least as hard to resolve as engineering problems, and at least as urgent, particularly in our complex and fast-moving world. But how does one recognize ethical competence? ethics John Hooke

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April 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. He reminds readers, “Feedback can be one of the most powerful ways to develop employees and improve performance,” then asks, “so why are many managers so hesitant to give it?”

June 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Development. Michael Lee Stallard of Connection Culture contributed America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations. Is loneliness a personal issue, or does it pose systemic risk to organizations?

January 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

This Leadership Development Carnival is the first of 2015 and the first since the Lead Change Group has taken the reins from Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership. Since the first Leadership Development Carnival in July 2008 , our community has grown, evolved, and thrived.

April 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I read through this month’s Leadership Development Carnival entries, I felt a bit of the same. Here are a few things we can stop doing in hopes of developing better leaders.”

Making Decisions Like Global Citizens

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Character is important, but leading ethically in the fullest sense requires much more than just demonstrate good character. In this 2 minute video, I describe 7 different perspectives that you may be hearing around the table as you discuss ethical dilemmas in your organization. Instead of being competing perspectives, each one is an important element of the full picture of what it means to lead ethically in a global society.

Dealing With Complexity in Leadership

Leading in Context

Dealing with work complexity has become a major leadership development issue. And it has ethical implications. As our work becomes more complex, so do our ethical dilemmas. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity ethical leadership ethical responsibility ethical thinking global ethics global mindset systems thinking

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July 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog submitted 4 Ways to Develop Effective Working Relationships. Here are 4 ways that Paul can begin to immediately learn how to develop and build working relationships.”

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. Ethics as the Essential Foundation. Ethics in Practice.

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.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! Chris Edmonds , from Driving Results Through Culture , says that every leader needs to have " Serve my employees " as their #1 target in their individual development plan. So my development tip is this.

The May, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the May edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! A blog "Carnival" is typically a collection of recent blog posts organized around a common theme, in this case, leadership development. Does social media play a role in developing high performance?

The Leader within Us – Developing Our Self-Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stanley Ross: The paucity of effective leaders is only because in general organizations aren’t good at developing leaders. A non-manager needs to develop their ability to learn how to successfully lead themselves first.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. leadership development carnival

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

Mike Cardus

Hereby arises a systemic union of rational beings through common objective laws, i.e., a kingdom that may be called a kingdom of ends (certainly only an ideal), inasmuch as these laws have in view the very relation of such beings to one another as ends and means.” – Immanuel Kant; 433-434.

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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.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! by Tanmay Vora at QAspire Blog touches upon Alfie Kohn’s work and questions if external reward systems help in tapping the intrinsic motivation of people. Uncategorized Leadership Development Carnival

Corporate Ethics Can’t Be Reduced to Compliance

Harvard Business

However, one of the more unsettling and unintended consequences of a singular focus on ethics-as-compliance is a checkbox mentality that gives the illusion of reducing risk without really doing so. So what can a company do to excel ethically? How does character development reduce risk?

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

You are the newly promoted vice president of business development at an oil company. The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. For example, compensation tied solely to landing a contract invites abuse of the system. Many of these engineers may have been honest, upstanding citizens in their communities, but the pressure to succeed at work led them to game the system.

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Harvard Business

Corporations often approach ethics as an individual problem, designing oversight systems to identify the “bad apples” before they can turn the organization into a “rotten barrel.” Bad apple explanations also fail to explain the string of ethical crises at Uber, the long-term impunity of powerful men who sexually harass colleagues, or any of the other ethics scandals we’ve seen this year. Ethics Digital Article

Sex, Power, and the Systems That Enable Men Like Harvey Weinstein

Harvard Business

But my research into the social psychology of power suggests that — without exculpating corrupt individuals — we also need to take a hard look at the social systems in which they commit their abuses. In experiments in which one group of people is randomly assigned to a condition of power, people in the ”powerful” group are prone to two shortcomings: They develop empathy deficits and are less able to read others’ emotions and take others’ perspectives.

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Dr. Deming’s work lauded by world famous philosopher, Alasdair MacIntyre

Deming Institute

At the same time, he valued employees as human beings and believed strongly in seeking their input and developing their abilities. There is no mistaking the ethical dimensions of organizational life.

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

Harvard Business

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. Moreover, risk appetite, optimism, and overconfidence increase during booms, any of which can increase the likelihood of someone traversing ethical lines. Our work suggests that they may be more ethical, too. Ethics Generational issues Digital Article

The November, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November, 2012 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Edwards Deming Institute Blog , serves up Appreciation for a System in the Deming Context. " Guy Farmer , from Self-Awareness Workshops presents Business Ethics and Rationalization.

The Big Picture of Business – Developing The Talent for Business to Succeed

Strategy Driven

Corporate executives must develop themselves for the next level and to be useful to their companies and communities in the future. Business development. Push paper, systems, technology. System upholders. 7 Plateaus of Work Ethic. Taking Advantage of the System.

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company. I suggest you read them in the order in which they appear here, then click where indicated to read each in its entirety. I presume to suggest, further, that you register to receive email updates on other resources that are also available at [.].

Corporate Security

Coaching Tip

Chasdi, PhD, explores the root causes of the different sectors of terrorism and how businesses can develop strategies to defend against these threats. Threats can be analyzed at three levels: The international political system level. Books Business Coaching Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Safety & Security Self-Awareness Tips What is Work life

The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Leading Blog

Self-awareness allows you to separate yourself from what’s happening around you to identify your thoughts, feelings, physical state, and belief systems. Differentiator 2: Work Ethic and Personal Responsibility. A good work ethic is based not on time put in but on results achieved.

Eight Ways To Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book, Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture. Then, set up systems to respond quickly and positively when people show the courage to contact you direct. Leigh is a founder of Maynard Leigh Associates the United Kingdom development company.

8 Ways To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the new book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

Corporate Security

Coaching Tip

Chasdi, PhD, explores the root causes of the different sectors of terrorism and how businesses can develop strategies to defend against these threats. Threats can be analyzed at three levels: The international political system level. Books Business Coaching Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Safety & Security Self-Awareness Tips What is Work life

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.

Eight Behaviors To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. By this, I mean being aware of the nuances of political systems, cultural norms, and psychological mindsets of whom we do business with and for. The face of business has changed.

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

Lead Change Blog

Facts are concrete realities verifiable by observation, consistency with the rules of a symbol system such as 2+2=4, or applying objective standards of value such as ‘stealing is wrong.’ Leadership Development diversity facts paradox post-truth

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

In addition, the financial system has become disconnected from its larger social role and purpose, which is to serve as a means to greater ends, helping bridge the gap between the needs of savers (investors) and the needs of users of capital (businesses, governments, not-for-profit agencies) and efficiently allocating capital and promoting economic growth. Loss of public trust and confidence in the financial system is more than just an industry issue, it is a societal problem.

Thank You for Being Late

Leading Blog

☙ Quoting Jeffrey Garten, the former dean of the Yale School of Management: Maybe this is overly romantic, but I think leadership is going to require the ability to come to grips with values and ethics. Personal Development