Setting Stretch Goals? Build in Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Employers using stretch goals to motivate employees to higher levels of performance need to take note of the ethical risk. If the push for higher performance doesn't come with an emphasis on ethical behavior, it may be encouraging cheating.

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Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

Leading in Context

They work to achieve challenging goals and outcomes and they handle day-to-day crises. Leaders focus on the good of their teams, organizations and communities. HOW they do that is shaped by their mindsets.

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Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 4

Leading in Context

Leaders need to be inspired to lead with positive values while dealing with the goals and expectations of multiple stakeholders. Here are the previous posts in the series if you missed them: Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 1 (Improve Accountability) Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 2 (Improve Leader Impact) Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not easy.

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Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Great Leadership By Dan

Ethical Leadership is proven to improve employee wellbeing and promotes extra-role effort. Further, ethical leadership can decrease emotional exhaustion and increase work engagement. Our experience is that the concept of feeling trusted in the workplace magnifies ethical leadership and can also result in further extra-role effort. Ethical leadership leads to increased extra role effort. Ethical leaders are people-oriented. They live their own lives ethically.

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Good Leadership Serves, Respects and Uplifts

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is the ultimate goal of leadership? Complexity Context Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership mindset ethical thinking ethics and leadership development good leadership

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Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. I really appreciate author Valerie M.

Seeing Past Our Point of View

Leading in Context

To achieve mutual benefit and collaboration, we will need to see the world from other perspectives that differ from our own, respect those perspectives, and work together toward shared goals.

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Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Grubb Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

4th and Goal Every Day

Leading Blog

The secret is that it is fourth and goal every day. Phil Savage of the Crimson Tide Sports Network, explains in 4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection , “Alabama goes for it. Alabama wins more than anyone else because it is 4th and goal to these people in Crimson every practice, every meeting, every game, every day.

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What Are Professional Development Goals?

Strategy Driven

Why set goals? Career development is quite challenging to achieve without goals. Setting career goals encourages constant development. If you don’t know how to set goals, don’t worry about it. Get feedback on your behavior, work practices and ethics.

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Help your employees achieve their professional goals (even if that leads them out of your department). Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaders Leadership Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

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. Corporate Responsibility means operating a business in ways that meet or exceed the ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations that society has of business.

Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much Higher

Harvard Business

Business and society Business law and ethics Transparency Business ethics Social and global issues Digital ArticlePaul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, challenges business leaders to ask themselves if they care about the world’s problems.

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Differences or Inclusion – Which Are We Focusing On?

Leading in Context

Managing diversity without inclusion as the ultimate goal can make a big difference in the way employees experience our organization. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethically ethics leadership development leading ethically what is ethical leadershipDiversity can be Divisive When we talk about diversity, we are noticing differences.

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Making a Difference in the World

Leading in Context

While making a difference may seem like a lofty goal, consider these examples of how much difference one person on a mission can make: Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical ethical leadership ethics ethics in leadership leading ethically what is ethical leadership There is More to Leadership There is much more to leadership than being at the front of the room during a meeting, or being the one to make the big decisions.

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3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life.

Rich Gee Group

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 3 Ways To Successfully Attain Any Goal In Life. You have grand designs on your future – unfortunately, you never meet your personal or professional goals. Also break out the goal into smaller, more attainable goals (see #3). Steps - Chunk out each goal into simple and realistic tasks or activities.

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Help your employees achieve their professional goals (even if that leads them out of your department). Grubb Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

Focusing on Profits? Watch Out For the “Blinder” Effect

Leading in Context

The problem is that profitability cannot become our defining business goal, and it cannot replace values as the central beacon of our decision-making. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization complexity context ethical decision-making ethical organization ethics leader systems thinking By Linda Fisher Thornton We need profits to exchange goods and services, pay bills and grow our businesses. So what''s the problem with it?

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Help your employees achieve their professional goals (even if that leads them out of your department). Grubb Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

Just Say No To 10 Behaviors That Kill Competence

Leading in Context

Here are 10 things that we must NEVER do if we are to accomplish the elusive goal of becoming our best selves: Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders what are leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton On the lifelong quest to become our best selves, we must S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow and learn from our mistakes.

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The Broader Definition Of Work Ethic

Eric Jacobson

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Help your employees achieve their professional goals (even if that leads them out of your department). Grubb Work Work EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M.

Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

This can be deadly to their goals and aspirations. Gentile has spent a great deal of her life in the classrooms of Harvard Business School and Babson College and from reading her book it seems that she thinks if her students know what ethical decision-making is, they will take action on what they think is right. In " Giving Voice to Values ," author Mary C. Gentile asks, "Is there free will in business?".

The Olympics, Effort and Work Ethic

Your Voice of Encouragement

In your own life, do you have a goal so ambitious that others sometimes question your sanity? Elite Athlete Work Ethic effort commitment Summer Olympics Personal Development"You don't win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training." - Seth Godin, American author (1960- ) With the Summer Olympics in full swing, millions are glued to their screens to see who gets awarded the top medals.

Expanding Professional Development

General Leadership

Guest Posts Baby Boomers Communication core values Development Plans dynamic Goals Growth Hybrid Military leadership Millennial Generation Norms Professional Development Succession teams Thornell tools work ethic WorkforceGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” ” Harvey S.

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Harvard Business

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. Clearly it takes more than a compliance policy or Values Statement to sustain a truly ethical workplace. Corporate ethical failures have become painfully common, and they aren’t cheap.

Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

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 Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. Get Shareaholic Tagged as: Big Picture , Deadlines , Goal Setting , Goals , Quadrants , Quarters , Templates { 5 comments… read them below or add one } Tim Trent 12.01.10 That was when the big discounts were available because the sales team was under goal.

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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.

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

Mike Cardus

My manager just used me to accomplish his goals. 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 developmentSummary: Within organizations and teams we want everyone to be accountable, capable and have the necessary authority to complete their work.

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Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

200th Blog Post – Learning at the Speed of Life

Leading in Context

But imagine what could happen if we believed we could make a difference, lurched toward that goal unsteadily, and then just held on for the ride. Ethical Thinking complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context leadership development By Linda Fisher Thornton In my 150th Blog Post, I wrote about starting a blog and being new to the process of Learning Out Loud.

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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.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories. Another surprise was how few of the incidents were caused by bribery, corruption, or anti-competition issues (only 16% of all ethical dilemmas mentioned). Ethics. Ethics.

Simple Ethics Rules for Better Risk Management

Harvard Business

But as more organizations fall prey to complex intangible risks, from unwanted disclosure due to rampant cyber threats to breaches of conduct driven by skewed incentive systems, the aperture of risk management is expanding from protecting the balance sheet to promoting ethical leadership and values-based decision making. Ethical lapses arise when people take risks but do not bear the downside of their risky behavior. Creating an Ethical Workplace.

Is the silence deafening?

Lead Change Blog

Managing relationships, dealing with defensive behaviours, and balancing ethical considerations, values, and pragmatism are but a few of their concerns. I take on the role of their accountability buddy to help them stay on track toward achieving their identified business goals. Use check-ins as deadlines – when can you realistically accomplish these goals? In our increasingly virtual world, more people are writing about the disconnection our digital approach brings.

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When Tough Performance Goals Lead to Cheating

Harvard Business

One answer , provided by both independent investigators and company officials, was that Enron’s goal-setting practices, which involved setting difficult and specific performance goals for employees, were at the heart of the misconduct. Setting goals is one of the established tools that managers have to increase staff motivation and performance. Goals are an integral part of most employee review processes and are commonly tied to pay, rewards, and bonuses.

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Harvard Business

We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., We combined data across these 30 independent studies to examine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership across a range of different settings and situations. Creating an Ethical Workplace. When Tough Performance Goals Lead to Cheating. Leadership & Managing people Ethics Digital ArticleJuj Winn/Getty Images.

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business

In one study, participants viewed a short 40-second Starbucks commercial that either praised a customer for making an ethical purchase (it used phrasing such as: “Everything we do, you do. You buy more fair trade certified coffee than anyone else”) or praised the company for its ethical business practices (“Starbucks is the biggest buyer of fair trade coffee in the world”). Ethics Marketing Customers Digital Article

When will we stop Leadership fetishization?

Mike Cardus

How does leadership and ethics of who and what happen? The notion of person encompasses personal spontaneity, creativity, and ethical responsibility, all of which cannot emerge without the group, and the group cannot emerge without the ethical responsibility of persons.

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

Harvard Business

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making. There are three obstacles that make ethical decisions in the workplace different and more difficult than in training simulations. When Tough Performance Goals Lead to Cheating.

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. Ethical behavior has to be led by example, and promoting people who ignore ethics when expedient for them tells everyone that the company wants results and it does not really care how they are obtained. A company could have a terrific ethics policy, but actions speak louder than words on paper. Picture this.

The Big Picture of Business: Goal Setting… An Important Part of Strategic Planning.

Strategy Driven

Human beings live to attract goals. Organizations get people caught in activity traps…unless managers periodically pull back and reassess in terms of goals. Managers lose sight of their employees’ goals. Mutually agreed-upon goals are vital. Failure can stem from either non-achievement of goals or never knowing what they were. When people know and have helped set their goals, their performance improves. How to Find Goals: Examine problems.

5 Ethical Things to Know when Blogging about Struggles in Your Current Position

Ron Edmondson

I had an interesting question recently: Do you have a “7 ethical things to know if you are going to blog while serving in a local church” blog post? When you don’t agree with leadership, but you don’t feel released from your position, is there anyway to ethically talk about that? The ethical thing to do is to write in an attempt to help others. Again, your goal should be to be helpful.

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? Plato emphasized a virtue-based system of ethics 2,400 years ago in his Academy. In other words, we learn ethics in conversation with others. How does compassion support our business goals? Ethics Digital Article