Leaders Influence First By Who They Are

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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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Our Thinking is an “Ethical Driver”

Leading in Context

What we think influences how we behave. We could even say that our thinking is in essence an "ethical driver" in that it affects the other variables that make up our leadership. Here are some examples of how our thinking influences our ethics as leaders: Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking

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Why Being an Ethical Leader Can Help Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andrew Leigh: First let’s get a little clearer about what being an ethical leader means. You may not be able to “see” someone is an ethical leader. So why should an organisation bother about having an ethical leader? That’s what ethical leaders do best.

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Effectively Influencing Decision Makers

Marshall Goldsmith

Here are 11 guidelines that will help you do a better job of influencing decision-makers, whether these decision-makers are immediate or upper managers, peers or cross-organizational colleagues. A key part of the influence process involves the education of decision-makers.

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

The authors of the year’s three best business books on culture, one of which is a novel, explore the elusive subject from widely divergent perspectives, but all end up confirming that it is the single most powerful influence on how people behave in organizations.

Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Registration for this free online event will not only give you access to my video, but also presentations featuring some of today’s leading influencers. link] ATIG Mike, authenticity and transparency for better and ETHICAL business.

Influencing Up

Marshall Goldsmith

Organizations suffer when key people can't effectively influence up. Although knowledge workers may know more about what they are doing than their managers do and have years of education and experience, they rarely know how to effectively influence up. To influence upper management and convert good ideas into meaningful action, follow these 10 guidelines: 1. Influencing up is similar to selling products or services to customers.

The power of influence

Lead on Purpose

At the heart of most problems that occur in business settings you find the following: Lack of influence Poor teamwork Mediocre productivity. Use positive influence to drive to a mutually beneficial result.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


How could a man with no formal authority take on an empire and influence the hearts and minds of so many people across the country? Gandhi’s impact is a testimony to the fact that you don’t need positional power to influence others. Every time I think of influence, I think of Gandhi.

Featured at Forbes: Tips for your company to excel ethically

ReImagine Work

3, 2016: “Culture has a significant influence on the decision-making process in any organization. But what can a company do to excel ethically, to best communicate its corporate values to employees so that they act in accordance with its values?” Forbes, Aug.

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Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

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.

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How does parental influence define you as a leader?


by Gary Cohen Parental Influence. That’s because your current beliefs are often a product of or reaction against parental influence. What is your work ethic? How has parental influence affected you? The post How does parental influence define you as a leader?

Effectively Influencing Decision Makers: Ensuring That Your Knowledge Makes a Difference

Marshall Goldsmith

Many knowledge workers have years of education and experience in training for their positions, yet have almost no training in how to effectively influence decision makers. The eleven guidelines listed below are intended to help you do a better job of influencing decision makers. In many ways, influencing ultimate decision makers is similar to selling products or services to external customers. A key part of the influence process involves the education of decision makers.

In Case You Missed It: From Workplace Communication to a Leader’s Influence – Best Posts of the Week


10 Rules for Influencers By: Mark Fidelman via Forbes I know you, but you may not know me. It’s been bandied about in ethics scandals and cloaked under the guise of “doing what’s right.” Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

How’s Your Integrity as a Leader? Ask a Watermelon

Lead Change Blog

can’t influence others effectively. Where insecurities run rampant, ethics almost always end up on the chopping block. Personal Development Character Character-based Leadership ethics integrityIt’s summertime and you’ve probably sunk your teeth into a ripe, delicious watermelon by now. But you’re probably wondering, what in the world do watermelons have to do with your integrity as a leader? I’m glad you asked.

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7 Tips When Attempting to “Lead Up”….Influencing Those Who Lead You

Ron Edmondson

The question I often receive from readers of this blog is how to influence those who are supposed to be leading you, especially when many times you may feel as though they don’t welcome your input. Have a good work ethic. How have you learned to influence those who are leading you?

Who All Gets to Be a Leader?

Nathan Magnuson

Whenever I ask a group of managers, inevitably they respond with notions such as: someone who sets vision, communicates well, behaves ethically, executes, and a wide variety of other responses. Here it is: A leader is someone who: has influence and creates change.

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3 Reasons You Should Listen to Those Pesky Millennials

Lead Change Blog

You’ve certainly known employees who have been around forever, but lack influence and excellence. Coach them on how to have influence with their coworkers. Work Ethic. “I I nodded and she continued: “What about their work ethic?

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

Harvard Business Review

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.

Five Ways to Turn Adversaries into Allies

Leadership Freak

Influence is intentional and earned. Bob Burg’s new book, Adversaries into Allies, explains how leaders earn and ethically leverage influence in order to arrive at point B. #1. Communication Influence Leading Marks of leaders Leadership Leadership Development leadership success Forget about strolling through life and ending with extraordinary impact. Leadership is never an accident. Leaders intentionally have point B in mind.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

6 Traits That Predict Ethical Behavior at Work

Harvard Business Review

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.

Office Politics Is Just Influence by Another Name

Harvard Business Review

And in fact, we must influence people at work all the time. And to influence, we must have power, the real currency in workplaces. Office politics is really just the art of influencing others so we can get stuff done at work. Influence Ethics

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business Review

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

Ethics for Technologists (and Facebook)

Harvard Business Review

In retrospect, if I had to write it again, I’d include a section or chapter on ethics. The ongoing explosion of technologically-enabled business opportunities inherently expand the ethical dilemmas, quandaries and trade-offs managements will confront. So the ethical question and challenge organizations should openly—not secretly or quietly—confront is: How can we honestly, openly and authentically demonstrate that our experiments are reasonable, fair and safe?

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Harvard Business Review

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 ArticleVince Streano/Getty Images.

What “the Boob Grabber” Taught Me About Leadership Legacy

Nathan Magnuson

But I do know that when it comes to accountability, as leadership authority increases, the standards for ethical behavior should expand, not retract. Humility Influence Leadership Personal Effectiveness Values accountability humility legacy responsibility

To Get Companies to Take Action on Social Issues, Emphasize Morals, Not the Business Case

Harvard Business Review

Influence Ethics Social enterprise Managing up Digital ArticleConnect the cause to what the company stands for.

How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

Leadership Freak

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. But anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends talent. Think… Continue reading → Humility Power Leadership Development

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The Best Ways to Discuss Ethics

Harvard Business Review

Companies can take a wide variety of approaches to how to discuss ethics. At one end of the spectrum are companies that rely on their code of ethics or on the exemplary behavior of people at the top. At the other are executives like Kathleen Edmond , the Chief Ethics Officer at Best Buy, who created an open blog for company employees on ethical lapses and related issues. Still, this leaves open the question of what actually works in guiding employees' ethical behavior.

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business Review

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.

Does Doing the Same Work Over and Over Again Make You Less Ethical?

Harvard Business Review

Companies have tried many different ways to limit unethical behavior, from creating codes of conduct to implementing ethical training. We wondered whether routine work influences an employee’s tendency to break the rules by activating more Type 1 processes. ” We thought the latter might force employees to be more cognitively alert and deliberative, which could lead them to behave more ethically simply by avoiding automatic, self-interested decision making.

Words of the Year

Coaching Tip

They define it as "significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.". Books Business Coaching Career Communication Current Affairs Ethics Failure Games Health Leadership Memes Safety & Security Self Assessment Self-Awareness Tips What is Women Work life British elections feminism Merriam-Webster online dictionary Oxford Dictionaries social change Word of the Year

Your Moral Reasoning Is Influenced by Your Physical Senses

Harvard Business Review

The research underscores that what we think of as purely "moral" reasoning can be strongly influenced by intuition and physical feelings. Ethics Research participants who were given 2 teaspoons of a bitter herbal supplement made harsher judgments of such actions as shoplifting and library-book theft, rating these behaviors an average of 78 on a 0-100 scale of "morally wrong," whereas people who had sipped only water rated the scenarios at just 62 , says a team led by Kendall J.

Leaders Search to Know Thyself

Coaching Tip

We are constantly evolving, as we test ourselves in the world, are influenced by it, and adapt to our environment--all to find our unique place. "Know Thyself" -- Inscribed at the temple wall at Delphi in Greece during the sixth century BC. How comfortable are you with who you are right now ?

Become a leader of character


Leaders who have character are ethical, moral, giving, and memorable. Know your values and keep them front and center: Part of doing your internal work is to learn what values drive you and to be intentional about reflecting back on how they influence you regularly.

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Why you need to get personal at work


Getting personal in an ethical, moral, and professional way is how legendary leaders influence others and get things done. Chances are that your efforts at influencing them would fail. Photo credit: 123rf.

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Is There Hope for Leaders?


August 15th, 2010 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus Yet another Fortune CEO has fallen due to ethics violations. Is there hope for ethical, moral power to prevail? Am I acting ethically in this situation?”

Lead with integrity

Lead on Purpose

Integrity is a “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.&# Filed under: Integrity , Leadership , Trust Tagged: | character , honesty , Integrity , John Wooden , truthfulness « The power of influence Creating leaders » Like Be the first to like this post.

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Effective Online Communication

Coaching Tip

Today, a number of emails strengthen relationships, build careers, enhance influence through effective online communication. Before You Hit Send" is all about what to do instead of sending that impulsive communication so you can actually say what needs to be said in a way that increases the odds of being heard and increasing your influence.

A Culture of Trust

Coaching Tip

One of the most potent of the weapons of influence around us is the rule for reciprocation. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips Web/Tech What is brain activity cultures employees human behavior OXYTOCIN Paul J. Repairing and replacing a damaging workplace culture is tough--largely because people form and join cultures instinctively. Neuroscientist Paul J.

The Mistake We Make When Trying To Be Fair

Lead Change Blog

People should be treated equitably and ethically, given their individual needs and circumstances, and the differences between people should be recognized and valued, not diminished. Additionally, over 60% of respondents believed the primary responsibility for influencing and improving procedural justice rested with their immediate supervisor. Listen with the idea of being influenced – Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you know it all.