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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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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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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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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People-Based “Ethics”: The Mindset Behind it

Leading in Context

The Trouble With Using Only People-Based "Ethics" Being concerned about people is a very important aspect of ethical leadership. Ethical Leader business ethics ethical ethical leadership in organizations ethics leadership development leadership ethics training

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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

Ethical Business Management In The Online Gambling Industry

Strategy Driven

Today, it would be difficult to find a traditional ‘brick and mortar’ business enterprise which didn’t have some form of an online presence as part of its sales and marketing operations. This control effectively ensures an upfront regulation on operators and business owners.

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. Corporate Responsibility means operating a business in ways that meet or exceed the ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations that society has of business.

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. Business schools have been ineffective in changing corporate cultural memes as was evident from the 2008 financial crisis where every MBA graduate knew what was right but chose to go along with placing earnings above ethics. .

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. And… NO , you cannot be sure someone will behave and act in ethical ways just because you’ve taught or modeled ethics for them. Therefore, what’s ethical in China is not ethical in Rome and vice versa.

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. There needs to be an understanding of how many people are needed to operate the machinery, how many people need to be there in quality control, and how many are responsible for storage. Photo courtesy of Pascal via flickr.

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. Passion doesn’t fuel work ethic; work ethic fuels passion. He has still improved his reputation for adding value to a job, made himself more hirable, and developed his work ethic in the process.

Talking About Ethics Across Cultures

Harvard Business

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.

Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business

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

How to Bring Your Hybrid Meetings to the Next Level

CEO Insider

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how companies around the globe operate their businesses. CEO Insider Entrepreneurial Finance Insider Entrepreneurial Management Insider Entrepreneurship Insider Ethics Insider Executive Compensation Insider

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business

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.

How Johnson & Johnson Made Hard Decisions During Covid

Harvard Business

Organizational culture Ethics Operations Managing uncertainty Digital ArticleThe company had to decide: Should a drug designed to treat HIV patients be diverted to people with Covid-19 instead?

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

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

Harvard Business

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

Where Managerial Leadership Begins

Skip Prichard

To use a computer metaphor, the speed of a processor can be a limiting factor in determining how complex an operating system or a program one can use. Such motivation comes from a strong work ethic, in general, and from valuing the nature of work of the role, in particular.

How to Balance the Demands of Modern Business Leadership

Skip Prichard

Often the lack of this balance between the long-term strategy and the short-term operational demands is the cause of numerous problems from crisis to scandal to poor results. What are some other ways to embrace leadership development that embraces ethics, diversity, and divinity?

Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

Between 2009 and 2013, while many in his industry closed their doors during the Great Recession, Encore's revenues and profits increased 300%, operating cost declined 30%, and the stock price rose 1,200%. Books Career Communication Ethics Failure Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Skills Success What is Women Work life boards of directors business executive companies employee engagement employees Gallup Poll Great Recession organizational culture

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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.

Three Questions We Have of All Leaders

Leading Blog

Setting direction well means establishing a compelling vision and ethical strategies. Instead, people want to know that the way their organizations operate is ethical.

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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. Every person in the company matters to its success. Every job is important, as is filling them with the best people for each job. The art and skill of being great support staff is a cornerstone of business success.

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.

3 Ways Business is Changing in the Information Age

Strategy Driven

Consumers are much more concerned with ethical business practice than ever before because the have access to the information. No business can operate in a vacuum and understanding the impact your business has – good and bad – is essential for building a positive impact model to guide your business forward. Tactical Execution business ethics business management Compliance Reputation Management strategydriven

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?” Assuring that your leadership is moral and ethical can be easier when you have good relationships with those around you. P.S. Wally Bock suggests some resources for ethics in a recent post, Business Ethics Pointers and Comment.

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. The mentor is a resource for business trends, societal issues and opportunities. The mentor becomes a role model, offering insights about their own life-career. The mentor is an advocate for progress and change.

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 lifeOrganizational psychology has long concerned itself with how to design work so that people will enjoy it and want to keep doing it.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

In just seven years (2002-2009), he transformed a moribund ex-state-owned telecom operator, MTC, from its base of 500,000 customers in Kuwait into an international company that reached over 72 million customers across 23 countries in the Middle East and Africa, introducing the world's first boundary-less roaming. Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Web/Tech What isBusiness should not be a selfish game.

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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.

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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.

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

This person should be in the operations leg of your organization where organization and efficiency are responded to. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Career Development Communications decision-making Ethics Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Human Resources Issues job satisfaction Leadership Management personal development Project Management

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We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

His actions included the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, defensive and delaying tactics despite losing the Battle of Valour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776, the Battle of Ridgefield, Connecticut (after which he was promoted to major general), operations in relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix and key actions during the pivotal Battles of Saratoga in 1777, in which he suffered leg injuries that ended his combat career for several years. All life is competitive.

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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. Diversity is most important for business, the economy and quality of life. I have conducted many diversity audits of companies. I have seen corporate America embrace diversity in many practices, including the workforce and suppliers.

How to avoid Employee absenteeism to freak work policies?

HR Digest

Such managers are supportive and themselves have a very strict work ethic that is held up as an example to emulate and are generally well respected in the organization. When employees have been a part of the organization for a long time, they get accustomed to its operations.

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. My four Legends books include “Pop Icons and Business Legends,” “The Classic Television Reference,” “Houston Legends” and “Non-Profit Legends.” This series will have three more to come.

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. Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. There’s this thing that websites do. They use the term ‘metrics’ out of context.

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.

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. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

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. Business bases much of what it does on statistics. Most often, they’re financial numbers or sales goals. More importantly are the Big Picture statistics that affect every aspect of business growth and success.

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. Often, sweeping generalizations involve making far-fetched excuses or scapegoating someone else. Criticizing others may be cloaked as a subtle or even polite dialog.