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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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. Ethics and profits are not conflicting goals. It is during the downturns that strong, committed and ethical businesses renew their energies to move forward.

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Untangling (Social and Mainstream) Media Ethics

Leading in Context

In the UNESCO report "The Media: Operation Decontamination," Aidan White notes that "Today, it’s not just journalists who need to watch their language and show respect for the facts; everyone with something to say in the public information sphere needs to show some ethical restraint." Today, I'm sharing resources for understanding the ethical responsibilities of media leadership. There are many variables complicating media ethics.

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The Ethics of Quality

Deming Institute

There is a strong correlation between quality and ethics. Leadership’s demonstration of their philosophy and practice of ethical behavior impacts the whole organization in education, government or commercial enterprises.

Are Sustainable Businesses Ethical?

Leading in Context

Are All Sustainable Businesses Ethical? Are all sustainable businesses ethical? There are ways that sustainable businesses can operate unethically, including pretending to be more sustainable than they really are, or making decisions that are dishonest or cause harm. Sustainability is multi-faceted and is just one of many areas of concern in leading an ethical organization. Not necessarily.

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Questions on Ethics and Expectations

Execupundit

If an executive or manager is permitted to bend ethical standards when operating in foreign countries, will that tolerance for the unethical be miraculously expunged once the person returns home?

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5 Important Checks To Be Made Before Your Assembly Line Starts Operating

Strategy Driven

No matter how well staffed, how large your operation, or how trustworthy the firm is that you’re outsourcing to, it falls to you as the responsible business owner to make these 5 checks to your assembly line before you give the go-ahead for production. Photo courtesy of Pascal via flickr.

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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The Advisor’s Corner – Can Ethics Be Learned?

Strategy Driven

Question : Can you teach ethics, or are we ‘hard wired’ and born with or without ethics? YES you can teach the principles and importance of ethics. YES , you can model the ethics you expect within your culture.

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Will 2018 Be The Year?

Leading in Context

Business leaders have learned that ethical leadership transforms organizational metrics. Global citizens have learned that values are the most important defining characteristics of nations, and if we don't operate from a base of values we descend into conflict and chaos. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends CSR ethical mindset ethical thinking ethics and CSR global ethical leadership global mindset leadership thinking

When You Talk About Ethics

Execupundit

In my experience, people will more readily discuss possible legal violations than ethical ones. Mention an ethical problem, however, and you can see the personal defenses shooting up. Personal" is the operative word. Questioning the ethics of conduct is regarded as more of a personal matter. That's why ethical concerns must be raised carefully but they must be raised. Cite the law and you're a serious decision maker. People scoot up to the conference table.

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Ethics Update: James Clapper, Around and Thriving

Execupundit

Isn''t that the way things are supposed to operate? You confess to an significant ethical screw-up and you''re gone? I confess to being surprised by this story on intelligence oversight. Another article here.] Being busy with other things, I assumed that James Clapper had lost his job due to his deceptive testimony. I guess not. Consider this: His behavior was deemed acceptable

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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. What you may actually need is a revival; a work ethic revival, that is. With a highlighter in hand, review your employee manual and mark only those rules, policies and procedures that are foundational to the success of your operation. Eliminate —Enter your workplace through the back door and see your operation from your employees’ perspectives.

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Passion or Work Ethic? Which Comes First?

Steve Farber

My good friend and work-ethic expert, Eric Chester , (author of the fantastic Reviving Work Ethic: A Leader’s Guide to Ending Entitlement and Restoring Pride in the Emerging Workforce ) recently shared with me his perspective on the relationship between passion and work.

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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. Transpersonal leaders operate beyond their egos. They are radical, ethical, and authentic, while emotionally intelligent and caring. . "To

The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

Back characters on TV shows included restaurant and bar operators, where the stars went top relax. Those vital employees in the business world might include the IT guy, the receptionist, the mailroom manager, the ethics adviser and the secretary to the Board of Directors.

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.

Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

Truth and ethics must be woven into how you conduct business. Professionals who succeed the most are the products of mentoring. I heartily endorse that find a great mentor. I have had many excellent ones in my long career and have in turn mentored hundreds of others.

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Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business Review

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

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The Big Picture of Business – Diversity is Important for Business

Strategy Driven

Every professional must embrace a set of ethics: Things for which each professional holds himself/herself accountable. This year is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was on the committee that wrote that legislation.

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. Objective analysis of how the organization has operated to date. Document practices, procedures, operations and structure in writing.

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.

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

Strategy Driven

It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. In order to complete the chain, organizations must insist that suppliers, professional services counselors and vendors show demonstrated quality programs, as well as ethics statements. There’s this thing that websites do.

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

Amplify discussions on community standards and ethics. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like. Exemplifying ethical behavior. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture. The Legends series is an amalgamation of all of them.

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

Strategy Driven

I recommend that diversity audits, quality control reviews, ethics programs and other important regimen be conducted as part of Strategic Planning, rather than as stand-alone, distracting and energy diverting activities.

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

Strategy Driven

Ethics and standards… those are for chumps. Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

Strategy Driven

Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. According to research conducted by the Ethics Resource Center: Employees of organizations steal 10 times more than do shoplifters.

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

Ethics and integrity. Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance? Have you celebrated organizations that succeeded? I hope that you are and will continue to be distinctive. This essay is to give insights into those who leave legacies.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Organizational purpose, vision, quality of life, ethics, long-term growth. Operations are sound, professional and productive. You have and regularly update-benchmark a strategy for the future, shared company Vision, ethics, Big Picture thinking and “walk the talk.” Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof.

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.

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

Strategy Driven

I recommend that diversity audits, quality control reviews, ethics programs and other important regimen be conducted as part of Strategic Planning, rather than as stand-alone, distracting and energy diverting activities.

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The Big Picture of Business – The Future Has Moved… and Left No Forwarding Address.

Strategy Driven

Futurism is a continuum of thinking and reasoning skills, judicious activities, shared leadership and an accent upon ethics and quality. The ingredients may include such sophisticated business concepts as change management, crisis management and preparedness, streamlining operations, empowerment of people, marketplace development, organizational evolution and vision. Futurism is one of the most misunderstood concepts. It is not about gazing into crystal balls or reading tea leaves.

Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

Coaching Tip

This tit-for-tat mode of operation can produce success, but it doesn't invoke the power of reciprocity and so fails to yield extraordinary success.". Books Business Coaching Career Communication Ethics Self-Awareness Success Work life

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Web/Tech What isBusiness should not be a selfish game. If you want to create wealth for yourself, then aim to create wealth for society as a whole.

We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

Books Career Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Life Religion Safety & Security What is All life is competitive.

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Execupundit.com: Management Study

Execupundit

Is There Hope for Leaders?

Aspire-CS

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?”

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. Without clear ethics rules, Jay worried that his already divided directors would fall into bitter squabbling, which could lead to resignations, negative media attention, and a flight of investors. What is ‘green’ if not an ethical principle?

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

They reward unfavorable behaviors, while operating with myopic interests and escalating bureaucracy. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness What is Work life Surveys and statistics abound: only 22% of the public trust government.only 10% of employees trust management.50% of a class is suspected of cheating. It''s a difficult time to be a leader.

CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To

Harvard Business Review

From 2007-2011, forced turnovers due to ethical lapses were 3.9% On a regional basis, the share of all successions attributable to ethical lapses rose most sharply in the U.S. We see five reasons for the rise of ethics-based dismissals. Third, more companies are pursuing growth in emerging markets in which ethical risks are heightened due to higher levels of corruption and less mature governance structures. Ethics Digital Article

Academic Equality for Global Economic Survival

Coaching Tip

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

The answer is for organizations to develop the institutional frameworks to replace traditional structures and forms of governance and establish a more human operating system in which governance, culture and leadership systems are harmonized and synchronized. A more human operating system puts humanity, rather than rules, at its core and trusts employees to act, inspired by values, mission and purpose, as opposed to being coerced. By Guest Author Dov Seidman.

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