Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

It consists of the social practices that allow us to relate successfully to coworkers, customers, investors, and the community at large. Building and maintaining physical infrastructure requires a certain kind of know-how, which we call engineering. 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.

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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. It is important to teach business domestically and internationally that: We must understand how to use power and influence for positive change.

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How To Achieve Personal Resilience

Eric Jacobson

If you want to build the psychological body armor to achieve personal resilience, then the book, Stronger , is a must-read for you. It's a mandate to bounce back. But the optimistic mandate to be resilient alone is not enough. It must lead to.

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How To Achieve Personal Resilience

Eric Jacobson

If you want to build the psychological body armor to achieve personal resilience, then the book, Stronger , is a must-read for you. It's a mandate to bounce back. But the optimistic mandate to be resilient alone is not enough. It must lead to.

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How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

When you know that your company will never be the low-cost producer nor will it ever have enough cash to outspend the big cat, there’s no choice but to find other ways to skin that cat. Thousands of small to medium sized businesses are successfully doing this.

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Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

In " Giving Voice to Values ," author Mary C. A good example of a corporate meme expressed during the financial crisis (even as the subprime crisis worsened) by Charles Prince, former CEO of Citigroup: "As long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance," he said.

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How To Develop The Resilience You Need To Succeed

Eric Jacobson

If you want to build the psychological body armor to achieve personal resilience, then the new book, Stronger , is a must-read for you. It's a mandate to bounce back. But the optimistic mandate to be resilient alone is not enough. It must lead to.

How To Spin A Huge Mistake Into Leadership Gold

Terry Starbucker

It is the state capitol of Wyoming, and if you’re looking for a place to get the taste of the cowboy way of life, and of what is called the “Code of the West”, Cheyenne’s your town. Do what has to be done. Know where to draw the line. That’s what we did -what had to be done.

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How to Be Generous in Business

Nathan Magnuson

It’s one of the greatest antidotes to selfishness there is. I’m also convinced that it has never been easier for the everyday leader to get involved. It’s easy to be suspicious when we talk about altruism and profit in the same conversation.

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Winning in this environment requires more than new technology ; here are ten ways to become truly social in a world that is not just connected, but interconnected and interdependent: 1) Do away with one-way conversations. If enterprises are to become truly social, they need to participate in conversations with their stakeholders rather than simply talking at them. 4) Seek to inspire, not just motivate. 8) Measure HOW, not ‘How much.’

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How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

15 percent of Millennials, also referred to Generation Y, are already managers. They are struggling to retain millennial employees and grow them into the next generation of leaders. Millennials have a tenure of only two years compared to that of baby boomers at seven years.

How to Surface and Align Team Values

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Team values don’t need to be exactly the same as your company values, as long as they are aligned and don’t conflict. What values are needed to fulfill your team’s purpose? What is the real service you provide to the company? Values answer how.

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3 strategies to revive employees’ work ethic

The Organized Executive's Blog

Following is a guest article by Eric Chester, author of Reviving Work Ethic. Your mind is racing with clever promotional schemes and innovative marketing ideas to attract new customers in the coming year. The surest way to grow your business in 2012 is to convince your employees to work as hard as you do. What you may actually need is a revival; a work ethic revival, that is. Make it your mission to be a purveyor of good tidings.

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How to Move Up The Career Ladder in the Medical Field

Strategy Driven

However, for those who do pursue a career in one of the various specialisms of medicine can rest safe in the knowledge that they are helping others and contributing to making the world a better place. Your career could allow you to stay close to home or branch out further afield.

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How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. | 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 How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch.

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Leading Beyond

Coaching Tip

Leadership in today's globally connected economy requires moving beyond the authoritarian leadership styles of the past to one that requires more attention to sustainability, ethical cultures, and caring behaviors, while still being geared to enhancing performance. In LEADING BEYOND THE EGO by John Knights, Danielle Grant, and Greg Young show how intellectual, emotional, and spiritual intelligence can be combined to create "transpersonal leadership."

How to Encourage Employee Loyalty & Retain Good Workers

Chart Your Course

The poll’s findings indicate that a significant percentage of not engaged employees either lack motivation at work or aren’t interested in going above and beyond to meet company goals. Business owners and managers need to give to employees as much as they expect from them.

How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy


Eric is the author of The Collaboration Economy: How to Meet Business, Social, and Environmental Needs and Gain Competitive Advantage.]. But for boards, it’s crucial to balance concerns about sustainability with those about the bottom line.

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Leaders: 7 Ways Extroverts Can Help Introverts « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

We provide a safe and fun place to learn , grow and develop other leaders. It’s not that we don’t like people, it’s that if we had a preference of how to use our free time, we would mostly spend it in quieter or more controllable environments. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Photo Inquiry Friday: How to do view managements rules?

Create Learning

In the ‘ Managing Organizational Complexity Class’ the idea of determining individual capacity to work with ambiguity and the amount of ambiguity within the work role are discussed and evaluated, for better organization development. This applies to our view of management.

Leadership Q&A: Qualifying Your Network

Weekly Leader

Ill drink to that!"

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

The Atman Group

To get you started I will expand on the list that MIT research scientist Peter Gloor calls the “genetic code” of collaboration: learning networks, ethical principles, trust and self-organization, knowledge sharing, and transparency. Curiosity – inclination to learn.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Having a clearly defined purpose will focus your activities to a customer-oriented perspective.

The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

This is referred to as the ‘measurement inversion.’ ’ Metrics seem to emphasize what organizations find immediately measurable — even if those are low value — and tend to ignore high value measurements simply because they seem harder to measure (whether they are or not).

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

I watch them to experience the magical energy of live performances. This is not meant to suggest putting off sequential steps and daily tasks. Learn when deadline crunch time is best to accomplish the optimum business objecftives. Get Your ‘to do lists’ in order.

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The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

This series will have three more to come. When we recall the messages of the songs, movies and books of the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, we realize that today’s adults were formerly taught in their youths to: Think Big Picture. Exemplifying ethical behavior.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. But what about the ordinary engineers, managers, and employees who designed cars to cheat automotive pollution controls or set up bank accounts without customers’ permission? But, according to a study by one of us (Christopher) of C-suite executives from India, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work.

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face. Failing to make investments in future company success: I’m building a new house right now. Got to send the kid to college (or some other personal reason).

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery” to its branches late in life. None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company).

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

If you want to create wealth for yourself, then aim to create wealth for society as a whole. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is at the core of business: part of making history and contributing to our communities and enriching ourselves.

Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

Coaching Tip

Organizational psychology has long concerned itself with how to design work so that people will enjoy it and want to keep doing it. I have to look at it as, How is this task going to benefit the recipient?” Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success.

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

It''s a difficult time to be a leader. Russell''s book, " TRUST INC: How to Create a Business Culture ," shares how you can create a workplace where engagement, passion and great work thrive. . We all know the pain, disappointment and anger of giving our trust, only to have it betrayed. We also know how disheartening and unfulfilling it is to work with or for people you can''t trust or who don''t trust you.

Why Accountability Is So Muddled, and How to Un-Muddle It

Harvard Business Review

As such, organizations spend enormous amounts of time and energy defining jobs, roles, and goals — and then figure out who to reward or punish when things go well or poorly. Finally, the third and most significant reason for fuzzy accountability is that people work hard to avoid it.

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. In his eagerness to start running the business, he’d put the issue off, but the bank was already confronting two problematic requests, one involving fracking and another concerning guns. What is ‘green’ if not an ethical principle?

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

Leadership is an elusive quality and few people ever really get it, but as the figurehead of a company you are supposed to know what it means to be a leader and a motivator even if it wasn’t taught to you. I think sticking to these points will help you encourage your inner leader and learn how to actually lead your staff. This should go without saying but many of us in leadership positions leave the less desirable tasks to our subordinates.

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Academic Equality for Global Economic Survival

Coaching Tip

This axiom rarely exists at poverty level, where academic accomplishment could be interpreted as an attempt to separate oneself from the community. A good sense of humor, telling a story well and having a good relationship with each student are ‘nice to have’ when teaching students of upper socioeconomic classes, but essential when teaching poverty-level students (1). Cross-Cultural Competency: operating in different cultural settings. By Guest Author Jan K. Katz, MS.

How to Think for Yourself When Algorithms Control What You Read

Harvard Business Review

The ability for an elite to instantly alter the thoughts and behavior of billions of people is unprecedented. Young kids are being subjected to algorithmically generated, algorithmically optimized pernicious content. Perhaps the least concerning implication is that there is systemic bias in our information feeds, that we operate in and are informed by tiny echo chambers. Change your settings to allow some randomized recommendations (if the system has this feature).

The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bruce Hartman : The CEO of Footlocker, Matt Serra, once said to me, “It’s lonely at the top. Craig was polite to whomever gave opinions, but became riveted when he got facts. On top of that, we had people in the wrong places and we needed to change quickly.

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Mind The Gap! Can You Cover The Cracks In Your Company?

Strategy Driven

Still, even the best entrepreneurs experience gaps in operations sometimes. The appearance of company cracks doesn’t mean you’re doomed to failure. All you need to do is know how to cover them so that they don’t show to the public.

The Connection Between Employee Engagement And Trust

The Leadership Advisor

At the end of the day, it is based on how the employee feels. 20% believed that business leaders were inclined to tell the truth. 21% believed that business leaders would make ethical and moral decisions. You don’t even have to stand there with a solution.

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Heading into the Unknown? Get REAL

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Knights: How many of those in leadership roles we encounter slot into this description of Rational, Ego based, As usual Leaders. They’re more concerned about how things will look to others when they make decisions which they do to make themselves look good, or for power, prestige, recognition or reward. Leaders like this can be Radical, they are Ethical and Authentic Leaders. To do that you need to consider what a leader actually does.

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4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

And the ability for individuals to work effectively together across borders and time zones has become critical to business success. Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. The face of business has changed.

Is it Time to Refresh the Roots of Change Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed, vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. How not to do change leadership! When applied to change scenarios, the consequences can be shocking for the individual, teams and the whole organisation. At the heart of my view lies a need to refresh our leadership roots.