Leaders: Check Your Motivation, Your Authenticity and Your Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton If we are leading others, we need to be asking the questions of leadership - about our motivation, our authenticity and our ethics. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses CSR ethical leadership ethics Leadership leadership development

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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. If understood and put into practice by a dedicated leader, ethics have the potential to turn stagnant, declining teams into productive and engaged ones. Ethics are the foundation for peace and progress. Ethics

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What Your Team Needs (Motivation!)

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team I asked in my annual reader survey what some of the biggest challenges leaders were facing. I’ve already covered some of those: Relationships, health, etc… This month, I’m going to cover another topic that was hot on the mind of readers: Motivating your team. Having and creating a motivated team is something a lot of leaders think about. A motivated team is something leaders desire. They will become motivated by your actions.

Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

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. When organizations go astray ethically, it is usually due to a lack of ethical competence, not bad people. But how does one recognize ethical competence? Ethics training can take at least three forms.

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Ethical Leaders And Workplace Culture: The Foundation Of Ethical Decision Making

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dr. Steven Mintz: Ethical leaders create a culture in the workplace that promotes moral values and establishes an ethical tone at the top. Creating an ethical culture means setting a standard that decisions are made and actions are taken that are right, not wrong; good, not bad; and they benefit the stakeholders of the organization. Ethical leaders are role models for others in the organization to follow. Employees want to work for ethical organizations.

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Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 3)

Leading in Context

In case you missed them, Part 1 explored truth and narrative, and Part 2 examined how data and motives related to the truth. Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking ethical leader ethical leadership ethical media consumption ethical thinking misinformation and ethics

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March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Trying to Pay Attention. David Moser of Decisive Blog writes The Power of “And” in Leadership Communication. And CULTURE is a symptom of LEADERSHIP.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Rarely do I share a Reel Leadership article about a documentary. No, The Russian […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Most of the movies I attend can be classified as action, suspense, thriller, or comedy. Today, though, is one of those rare moments and I think you’ll enjoy this one. The Russian Five isn’t about government collusion with Russia or Russian spies.

5 Reasons Why We Want Learning and Not “Right Answers”

Leading in Context

Testing can de-motivate learners. If our purpose is to improve learning, then we need to pay close attention to how testing impacts the motivation to learn. . By Linda Fisher Thornton Often when we test our purpose is to assess progress toward learning objectives.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Dana Theus of InPower Coaching writes Women in Leadership: A Guide for Women, Their Mentors, and Allies.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

Where Managerial Leadership Begins

Skip Prichard

Where Managerial Leadership Begins. This is the backdrop for understanding the purpose and role of managerial leadership: setting direction (i.e., “Leadership at its core is about exerting leverage.” Leadership at its core is about exerting leverage.

Motivate with a Memorable “Vision Phrase” that Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

When you communicate a memorable vision phrase that matters, the people you lead will be more motivated to help achieve it. Recently I was helping run workshops on leadership at Texas Christian University (TCU), a university of just under 10,000 students based in Fort Worth, Texas. At TCU, people are motivated by a vision phrase TCU uses as a tagline: “Learning to Change the World.”

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. In order for both the individuals and the collective whole to move forward together, a common language and appreciation for ethics is essential. Ethics as the Essential Foundation. Why are ethics essential for a strong culture to work and sustain?

Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

Chart Your Course

The Trophy Generation | Is it destroying the motivation and the drive kids need to achieve success without getting a prize, trophy or other form of instant gratification? All of them had leadership experience and they had spent years going through the scout program. The last question I asked him was this. “Help me understand what motivates and what is different about your generation?”

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Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

To get there, she knew she had to focus on growing her leadership skills. Within a couple of months, her boss had remarked about her growing leadership competencies and suggested she might be a prime candidate for a directorial position one day. They instill feelings of confidence and motivate their workers. Here’s the good news: If you have the motivation, you absolutely can master the necessary skills to become a star leader.

The Learning Paradox: How Too Much Homework Harms

Leading in Context

As we build awareness about learning, motivation and the general well-being of children, more people are beginning to wonder if the way we use homework is part of the solution or part of the problem. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethical leadership in a global society management and leadership Responsible Leadership what is ethical leadershipHow Much Homework is Too Much?

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020. The Grit Factor : Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World by Shannon Huffman Polson. It inspires and motivates.

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12 Core Competencies For Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

At its root, leadership is a collection of competencies. Great leaders provide support and motivation. Whatever the task at hand, they define leadership with their example of attention to detail and personal accountability for outcomes. Great leaders are ethical and trustworthy. They live by the qualities that are at the heart of leadership—honesty, integrity, fairness, consistency—and set the standard for their team.

Why Do People Lead?

Leading in Context

If you could look into the window of their motivations, what would you discover? I have noticed that people want to be in positions of leadership for very different reasons. Below is a starter list of motives that answer the […]. Complexity Ethical Leader 7 Lenses ethical culture leading ethically in a complex world organizational culture By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you ever thought about why people lead?

Future of Learning 2011

Leading in Context

Learning and Motivation We now understand so much more about how people learn and what motivates them than we did as recently as ten years ago. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership context ethical leadership in a global society ethics training leadership context leadership learning leading ethically

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The Elements of Transformational Leadership

Skip Prichard

Transformational leadership. One of the popular frameworks of leadership is that of transforming leadership. Bass set out to unpick just what it was about leadership that inspired extraordinary achievement, and large contributions of discretionary effort.

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building submitted Top 11 Inspirational Songs to Motivate Your Team. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Leadership.

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. Chip Bell shared The Secret Sauce of Leadership Communications. Jesse explains: “According to Warren Bennis, ‘Just about everything written today about leadership and organizations comes from Mary Parker Follett’s writings and lectures.’

Ineffective and Irrelevant

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! The post Ineffective and Irrelevant appeared first on General Leadership. Guest Posts Development Energy engagement Ethics ineffective irrelevant Leadership morals Motivation passion valuesRead more at [link]. “If you don’t act, irrelevance is where you are headed” Miles O’Brien.

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January 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: The Right Culture Matters. David shares a better way to meet your leadership challenges.” Jesse Lyn Stoner of the Seapoint Center shared Do an Ethics Check to Navigate the Gray Zone. Jesse Lyn recaps, “It’s easy to know what’s ethical when your choices are clear-cut.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque. Your leadership presence is an interwoven result of your past experience, learned abilities and future capability. It is an intrinsic quality which motivates people to follow you, to respect you.

If You Value Something You Are Motivated To Pursue It

Mike Cardus

At the core of of what has been called motivation is to value something. Values range from generic, such as our ideas of ethical treatment , fairness, honesty…to specific. In what ways do your values motivate the work you do? Corporate Team Building Innovation Leadership Leadership Coaching Management Team Building corporate values executive coaching motivation value of workIf we value something we will go after it.

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.

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. What unites them is their love of leadership and their ability to articulate their outstanding ideas. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: A Question of Character. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great.

Rich Gee Group

How can you make the leadership leap with your team and go from just being a good leader (and that isn’t bad) to a great leader? Do you feel that you stayed true to your ethics and that your decision grew you as a leader in your organization? Persuasion, Motivation, & Coaching. Have you revisited your motivational and coaching behaviors? Do you have any other areas that are critical to building GREAT leadership skills? Good To Great.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque. Your leadership presence is an interwoven result of your past experience, learned abilities and future capability. It is an intrinsic quality which motivates people to follow you, to respect you.

Leadership Strengths Can Turn into Weaknesses

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared on SmartBlog on Leadership : When it comes to leadership, is there such thing as too much of a good thing? Here are six other common leadership strengths that when overdone can turn into leadership weaknesses: 1. In the worst cases, they may even cut ethical and legal corners. The motivational leader. compassion courage empowerment motivational results strength based leadership development vision

The 3 Motives Of A Leader People Want To Follow

Tim Milburn

We call them “student leaders” because they will fill the various leadership roles we have identified on our campus. I can’t express this enough: Your peers will follow your leadership with greater loyalty when they want to, rather than when they have to. At this early stage of their student leadership year, I think it’s so important to talk about motive. Asking questions like: Why did you want to serve in this student leadership position?

Overcoming Leadership Myopia

Michael Lee Stallard

We want to be respected, to be recognized for our talents, to belong, to have autonomy or control over our work and our lives, to experience personal growth, and to do work that we believe is worthwhile and in a way that we feel is ethical. Leadership is all about the human experience. Individuals who don’t demonstrate that they care about people will never be true leaders and, frankly, have no place in a position of leadership. Howard Behar and Michael Lee Stallard.

Getting Millennials To Work

Joseph Lalonde

You may have a negative connotation towards millennials that skews your idea of how their work ethic is. Leadership fairness flexibility Leading Millennials motivation passionLeading Millennials. When you hear the words millennial and work together, you may instantly think about the ways millennials will try to get out of work. We need to break this mindset. Millennials are not lazy. They are not […] The post Getting Millennials To Work appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Integrity – A Critical Cornerstone To Effective Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. But time has not diminished the importance of integrity as a leadership trait. Why is integrity such an important leadership trait? While both employees and CFOs rated integrity as the most essential leadership trait, a greater percentage of employees considered it the top quality in an executive. People want to work for those who are ethical,” he explained.

Life, Love, & Leadership Lessons In Unlikely Places

Lead Change Blog

Kind of funny, isn’t it, how you can find lessons about life, love, and leadership almost everywhere, provided there’s openness to seeing them. Leadership Is The ULtimate Me/We Connection. I like the four-part leadership framework professor Keith Grint provides in Leadership Limits and Possibilities – leadership as person, results, position, and process. May be all this is a fifth part to Grint’s framework—leadership as purpose.

Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. But leadership is a combination of some tangible things and some less tangible qualities. Leadership is a constant grind that one has to work on every day for the rest of their life – if they want to keep being leaders, that is. Although achieving a high position in an organization constitutes recognition of leadership, the two do not always go hand in hand.

5 Benefits of the Leadership Journey

Skip Prichard

This is an excerpt from Leadership’s 4 th Evolution: Collaboration for the 21 st Century by Edward M. Dr. Marshall is a thought leader in the field of collaborative leadership and teaches at Duke University. Begin the Leadership Journey. The same is true for your leadership.

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July 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Although mid-summer is a time when many of us slow down (as we should), this compilation of excellent cutting-edge leadership thinking will help motivate you to hit the ground running when your vacation or other summer relaxation period ends. Art Petty of About Money Management and Leadership provided Reinventing the Organization and Leadership for a Digital Era.

Accelerating Leadership Development in the Workplace

Lead on Purpose

Today’s business recruiters face a growing concern over the future of leadership. Jocelyn Bérard, Global Knowledge’s Vice President is one leader who is working diligently to steer organizations through the leadership predicament towards a green light solution. According to Bérard, the book’s main purpose is to aid businesses to “speed up the process of leadership development [by making sure that they] have the right opportunities and infrastructure to retain that talent.”

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

Mike Cardus

The only way to motivate these people is to kick them and threaten their jobs. People at that lower-level of work are only motivated by money. With all the literature out there about Employee-Engagement and Autonomous work teams , and Empowered work team, Leadership etc… you would think that what Immanuel Kant wrote in 1785 would have been better inculcated into the world or work. What can you do, today to treat people in a more fair and ethical manner?