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.

Are You Ready for Recovery?

Leading Blog

This means they are making decisions in full consciousness of their sense of purpose, ethics, and values. To explain further, in a crisis, using diverse perspectives enables the unthinkable to be brought to the table, it avoids groupthink and enables more effective solutions.


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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. Google “songs about money” and entries like “40 best songs about money” and “12 best songs about money. EVER” pop up. No 12- or 40-best lists appear.

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.

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. Being ethical is hard work. Ethics Digital Article

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Leading for Others

Great Leadership By Dan

In addition to the well-known dangers of groupthink, when leaders exclude Others , they also exclude the varied perspectives and ideas that could help the leaders make better and more imaginative decisions. Most are decent and ethical people. Guest post from Bill Treasurer: A lot of leaders default to creating duplicates at the top. It’s natural to gravitate toward, and develop bonds with, people who look like, talk like, and think like we do.

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. Enact – Individuals can enact their will and ethic to be valued and do their best work.

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Harvard Business Review

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. Mindfulness practices should be used to enhance our rational and ethical thinking processes, not limit or displace them. Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world.

Ten Things You're Not Allowed to Say at Davos

Harvard Business Review

Hence, the atmosphere of groupthink. Economists aren't exactly renowned for having a moral compass , yet without one, it's impossible to take on the fundamentally ethical challenge of rebooting prosperity. 21st century intelligence is not just analytical — it's ethical, emotional, and creative. Consider me gagged and muffled.