Helping Young People Become Ethical Leaders

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How do we help young people become ethical leaders? This is an important question because our long-term future depends on how well we prepare young people to make positive ethical choices and honor multiple dimensions of ethical responsibility. Complexity Ethical Leader 7 Lenses ethical teens future ethical leaders parenting raising ethical children

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Is Your Service Ethical?

Lead Change Blog

The manner my dad handled a Hightower cow invasion and how Mr. Hightower handled the exact same scenario was a powerful lesson in the ethics of service. It provided guidance in how to nurture long-term relationships. Self Leadership ethics Leadership principles

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Global-Minded Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

Because we are part of a connected society, we cannot think about ethics on a small scale. We need to think on a global scale, and consider the long term impact of every decision. Ethical Leader 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethics leading ethically leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership Our daily choices can have a global ripple effect, and that effect can be either positive or negative depending on our choices.

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Don’t Separate “Ethics” From “Leadership”

Leading in Context

Preparing For Ethical Leadership Preparing leaders for ethical leadership is a long-term process. For example, what message are we sending when we separate ethics training from other leadership training? The Risks of "Separate" Ethics Training I believe that we take an unnecessary risk when we separate ethics training from the rest of a leader's development. What could be the harm of separating ethics from leadership?

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The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

Leading Blog

This post is by Linda Fisher Thornton the author of 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. Our understanding of "ethical leadership" has not been clear enough to guide us through today’s complex ethical choices. 7 Lenses™ of Ethical Responsibility.

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4 Reasons We Struggle with Ethics

Leading Blog

Ethics is about who we are. Ethics is not so much about what is happening around us, it’s much more about what is going on inside of us. Understanding the difference is critical to being a person with good ethics. Ethics are about how we will measure our life. Ethics

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To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. 7 Lenses™ of Ethical Responsibility.

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Values Drive Business Success (But Only If They’re Clear and Applied)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Deloitte's 2016 Millennial Survey Executive Summary reported that according to responses from 7700 employed millennials from 29 countries, "the values that support long-term business success are people treatment, ethics, and customer focus. While people treatment, ethics, and customer focus may be the values that drive business success, that only works if they're applied across the organization.

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company. I suggest you read them in the order in which they appear here, then click where indicated to read each in its entirety. I presume to suggest, further, that you register to receive email updates on other resources that are also available at [.].

Good Brands Gone Bad | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Call it a hiccup or a long-term slump; every brand faces a crisis. Not long ago, the entire world watched BP and inept CEO Tony Hayward make blunder after blunder while their crude killed. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Good Brands Gone Bad.

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What is the Greater Good?

Leading in Context

We must take a long-term view, keeping in mind the broad effects of our day-to-day decisions. Many people refer to the "greater good" as an important part of leading ethically, and use different words to describe it. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking developing ethical leaders ethical leadership ethical responsibility ethics leadership development leading ethicallyWhat is the Greater Good?

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Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth

Harvard Business Review

At the same time, diversity in societal norms, customs, and ethics can nurture technological innovation and the diffusion of new ideas, and thus the production of a greater variety of goods and services. Our empirical findings suggest that cultural heterogeneity, measured by either fractionalization or polarization, has a discernible positive impact on the growth rate of GDP over long time periods. International migration is on the rise.

Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

One of its major suppliers is under an ethics investigation resulting in significant delays. Senior executives need to balance the long- and short-term demands of their businesses, and meetings need to mirror this balance. Leaders also like to solve problems and check them off, and short-term items provide us with visible ways to mark progress. Finally, executives sometimes treat a strategic discussion the way they would a short-term issue.

5 Signs Your Culture is FAILING

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Building a positive ethical culture is a long-term process. Complexity Context Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business ethical leadership context ethics and CSR LeadershipIt involves much more than just company trappings and perks - leaders must make a commitment to people and to creating a positive work space. When things seem to be going well, it's easy to miss signs that the culture may be off track.

5 Signs Your Culture is FAILING

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Building a positive ethical culture is a long-term process. Complexity Context Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business ethical leadership context ethics and CSR LeadershipIt involves much more than just company trappings and perks - leaders must make a commitment to people and to creating a positive work space. When things seem to be going well, it's easy to miss signs that the culture may be off track.

Three Strategies for Long-Term Value

Harvard Business Review

A recent report by the Aspen Institute [ PDF ] suggests a big part of the problem with corporations' focus on the short term is shareholders themselves. This narrow focus on raising stock price by any means possible keeps companies from making long-term investments, protecting the interests of essential stakeholders like employees or customers, or taking much account of social welfare and ethical considerations in making business decisions.

Improving Lives and Organizations

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is it that ethical leaders do that has such a powerful positive effect on people? What can be the long-term impact of inspiring groups of people to greatness and ethical behavior? The Leading in Context Manifesto addresses the importance of respect and care, and helping each individual become their best: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization

What Employers Want from the Long-Term Unemployed

Harvard Business Review

So how does someone who's among the long-term unemployed stand out? Volunteerism is a testament to a person's character and work ethic. We often hear from job seekers: "If I have the necessary skills and experience, why am I not hearing back from more companies?". It's a fair question, especially for the more than five million workers who've been unemployed for six months or longer (more than 40 percent of all unemployed job seekers).

Precautionary Principle: Profiting With Care

Leading in Context

We would do more than simply follow the law - we would make the decision that would be in the best long-term interests of our customers and other stakeholders. Complexity Ethical Organization ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society leadership and management management and leadership what is ethical leadership what is leadershipWhat is the Precautionary Principle?

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Disposable Marketing Freebies: What Message Are We Sending?

Leading in Context

Consumers Want Sustainable Marketing Many consumers now shop around for "ethical" companies and those consumers expect a new kind of business marketing - the kind with a long-term view and a sustainable approach. Ethical Leader Trends ethical leadership context ethics leadership development sustainability sustainable marketing

The Benefits Of Working For an Ethical Company

The Idolbuster

It is true that no place is perfect, but there is a dramatic difference in the ethical climate between companies. The business ethics literature describes an ethical culture as a company with a focus on the “wellbeing of multiple stakeholders such as employees, customers and community,” whereas a culture that encourages unethical decisions has an “everyone for herself” mentality. [i]. Chapter 6: The Invisible Hand Of the Company part 10.

The Leadership Lab

Coaching Tip

Real leadership combines both logic and emotion, both short and long-term thinking. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ethics Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills What is Work lifeLeaders schooled in rational, left-brained thinking need to adapt to changing political, social and technological forces.

Leadership and integrity

Lead on Purpose

Establish a set of sound ethics policies, integrate them into all business processes, communicate them broadly to all employees, and make clear that you will not tolerate any deviation from any of them. That will never work in the long run. Andrews thoughtfully promotes the long-term value of telling the truth, of being honest. Integrity Leadership Trust actions ethics principles successIntegrity is one of the top attributes of a great leader.

Hamilton Recognized His Challenges

Coaching Tip

To fulfill your dream, you will have to establish multiple long-term goals that complement one another. Once you have set your long-term goals (for example educational goals, financial goals, family goals), start setting short-term goals that will help you attain them. Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Life Self Assessment Self-Awareness Skills Success Tips What is Women Work life Columbia University George Washington Greek Know Yourself

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. 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.

Caring for the Commons

Great Leadership By Dan

Actual business results can, of course, be impacted by dozens of factors, but a CEO who cares only about pleasing Wall Street and demonstrates little concern for the common good will erode profits and jeopardize the long-term sustainability of the company. Guest post by Fred Kiel, Ph.D.

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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 Article

Ethical Consumerism Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing

Harvard Business Review

Ethical consumerism is the broad label for companies providing products that appeal to people’s best selves (for example, fair trade coffee or a purchase that includes a donation to a charitable cause). This pessimistic stance stems primarily from the lower sales of ethical brands.

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.

Cultural Stereotypes May Make You a Less Ethical Negotiator

Harvard Business Review

Are people more ethical or less ethical when they negotiate with a foreigner instead of a fellow countryman? and China, conducted with coauthor Chao Wang, we looked at how likely people were to use unethical or ethically questionable tactics, like telling lies or offering bribes, depending on who they were negotiating with. Responses were indicated on a scale from one to seven, with one being the most ethical and seven being the most unethical.

Five Things All Great Negotiators Do

Coaching Tip

Trust is at the heart of negotiation and long-term success as a negotiator. Negotiation is most successful when the terms are clear and specific to everyone involved. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Ethics Games Self-Awareness Sports What is baseball player conversation instinctive knowing Molly Fletcher negotiator sports agent stage A great negotiator, seen time and time again, does these five things well: 1. Sets the Stage. Finds Common Ground.

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Ethics Allegations Will Hurt White House Staffers Even If They Turn Out to Be False

Harvard Business Review

In recent weeks, we have seen almost daily reports surface of potential ethical conflicts in the White House, whether it’s possible conflicts of interest between the Trump family’s business ties and government priorities or allegations of collusion between campaign allies and Russian intelligence. Unfortunately, the researchers who study this topic have a rather large “sample size”: Ethical stress is an alarmingly common scourge in organizations.

U.S. College Football at Risk--Leadership Needed

Coaching Tip

We got another slap in the face on what this game can do to you long term when "allegedly" Junior Seau took a gun and put it to his chest yesterday. It's another chilling reminder of something all football fans try to forget, the effects this game has on it's players long term health.".

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How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

Investing in equities is the only way most investors can achieve the returns required to ensure their money lasts for as long as they are alive. It will also create a shortage of long-term patient capital, which is needed to fund the kind of robust economic growth we so desperately want and need. Restoring trust and confidence requires commitment to and investment in professional and business ethics. Write articles and speak publicly about ethics.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. Build long-term business relationships. The face of business has changed.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Making ethics a part of the culture A critical trait I noticed in great leaders was a consistent set of ethics. Dave Farrell, the long serving CEO of May Department stores, was always very consistent with ethical decision making.

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It's Your Country.Lead It!

Coaching Tip

For our children's future, America needs to get better by reengineering our shared values and implementing a united ethical purpose. The squeeze on middle America promises to be long lasting without change. . This low-income consumer is part of a long-term P&G study tracking several consumers over time to gauge how sentiment is evolving as the economic slowdown wears on. The American Dream is dying. .

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Featured Instigator: Eileen McDargh

Lead Change Blog

Focusing on resiliency, Eileen has found great synergy with health care audiences and long term care, educators (as an award-winning educator, she went from teaching kids to grown-ups—who are still like kids), and women’s leadership groups.

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Triple Crown Leadership

CEO Blog

This one was Triple Crown Leadership - Building Excellent, Ethical and Enduring Organizations by Bob and Gregg Vanourek (a father and son team). And ironic part of me could not connect ethics and horse racing (perhaps because my puritan parents would be mortified by any form of gambling and it did not seem in line with high integrity). Leadership is long term. Surprise. I read another book.

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Your Decision Logic

Coaching Tip

Risk averse, they may either procrastinate when faced with difficult decisions or make decisions that may yield tactical benefits but be unviable in the long term. Other leaders are more willing to make bold decisions that could generate strategic long-term benefits.

How To Reconnect With Your Team And Stakeholders

Eric Jacobson

Norman Pickavance Norman Pickavance's book, The Reconnected Leader , provides an eight-step model for implementing new practices to help leaders reconnect with their teams and reset the relationship the business has with its stakeholders.

Why Directors Should Give a Damn About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

Jacobs Suchard directors expected me to run the company as an entrepreneurial enterprise, and as long the numbers were coming in, they assumed I was doing just that. And when they are long gone, the culture is left to the CEO to nurture.

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

By scaling the right values, truly social enterprises have the resiliency necessary to withstand criticism and the innovation necessary to thrive in the long term. Books Business Coaching Ethics Web/Tech Weblogs Dov Seidman How social networksBy Guest Author Dov Seidman. The companies that thrive and win as social enterprises will be those that do the most with their social connections.