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.

Ethics 105

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.

Ethics 121

Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

How many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?” In every vocation, from academics to business to politics, the knowledge theorem and its power corollary is seemingly undeniable. . Power Corollary: Better Decision-making = Power. Entrepreneurial Mindset Power.

Power 218

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. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets.

Mentor 136

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. “ When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”

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. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame is now out in all three e-book formats: iTunes , Kindle , and Nook.

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.

Energy 150

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? Power Stars to Light the Business Flame is now out in all three e-book formats: iTunes , Kindle , and Nook.

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. Getting and having power are not the same thing. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets. Are you a legend?

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.” Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets.

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?” That is also the abuse of power, dont you think?

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.

Energy 130

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. Futurism: learns from and benefits from the past… a powerful teaching tool. 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.

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.". Baker explains, "The lesson is that we cannot pursue the power of reciprocity.

Finding Your Flywheel

Leading Blog

So, in the case of Giro, by creating a great bike helmet that elite athletes want to wear, it naturally inspires weekend warriors to wear it, which in turn attracts mainstream customers, which builds brand power and allows you the resources to invent more great products.

Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds : Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002. Guest post from S.

Simon 281

We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

The Law of Allowing, according to Abraham-Hicks ( [link] ), involves being able to look at those who disagree with us and realize that they have no power over us — that we are lords in our own universe. All life is competitive.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Call Out Someone Powerful

Harvard Business Review

” To avoid situations like this, most people will consciously or unconsciously weigh up relative power differences before deciding to speak up. And it’s always tempting to think that when you have more power — maybe even just a little more – it will be easier to call out wrongdoing. In a previous article we explored how leaders may inadvertently silence others through being blind to their relative power. Ethics Difficult conversations Digital Article

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?

Being a Good Leader is Tough Stuff

Lead Change Blog

They understand that “we” is more powerful than “me.” Ethics, honesty, and integrity matter all the time. They’re pros at the “science” part of the job, knowing the technical, operational, financial, regulatory, and process components of their job stone cold. Anyone who supervises others is automatically tasked with planning, organizing, and directing. Every boss gives orders and assigns work.

How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

The ongoing unrest and power vacuum in Egypt illustrates what happens when the old “freedom from” system is not followed by a sustained effort to introduce institutional frameworks that gives citizens the freedom to live (or work) in a better, more fulfilling manner. As social media helps shift power to individual citizens and employees, leadership itself must shift with it. Books Business Coaching Ethics Web/Tech Weblogs Dov Seidman How social networks

How Negative Media Can Mess Up a Successful Family Business

Coaching Tip

Of course, the police, lawmakers, and judges would probably have been happy to continue turning a blind eye to the Outfit's operations indefinitely because they benefited from the speakeasies in payouts, booze and good times. But once the public, spurred on by the media, was in a furor, the leaders of Chicago sensed they had to put a stop to Capone or risk losing their power. Books Business Coaching Ethics Failure Memes Success

Media 95

Heading into the Unknown? Get REAL

Great Leadership By Dan

They’re more concerned about how things will look to others when they make decisions which they do to make themselves look good, or for power, prestige, recognition or reward. Leaders like this can be Radical, they are Ethical and Authentic Leaders. They do not fret about their own importance because to be able to operate this way they understand their own egos, and for the purposes of good leadership they operate beyond their ego.

Ethics 153

Is it Time to Refresh the Roots of Change Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed, vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. I still encounter too many organisations that operate by the seat of their pants – no vision, no values, no mission, and no strategy. What do you think characterises modern-day change leadership practice?

5 Essential Skills for Contemporary Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

But, doing that means operating with the right actions, not the right titles. Operating with trust. But operating with authentic trust requires more than behavioral integrity, the alignment of words and actions. Guest post by Nan S.

Skills 295

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist.

Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

We enjoy watching powerful examples of superb teamwork on the court, field or racetrack pit on weekends and think it must surely be the most effective structure for all manner of results. The Power of a Partner-Leader. Luca de Meo at Volkswagen AG did it.

The One Quality That Will Make You Into A Great Leader

Lead from Within

But operating without a conscience limits your influence over others, and even over yourself. When you operate without a clearly defined sense of ethics and morality, you will lose respect. Operate from the inside out. There’s nothing worse than being in a place of power and being loud and wrong, brash and harsh, untrusted and destructive. Add itional Reading you might enjoy: The Remarkable Power of the Truth Teller.

Disciplined Thinking

Lead Change Blog

Most of us operate in some formal fashion with others in professional alliance. I know from experience that in some companies, a “sink or swim” attitude prevails and self-interest is more powerful than community concerns. I have been thinking about discipline more than usual of late.

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Simon Teague of New Level Results submitted Power of Mastermind. Simon summarizes: “ Mastermind groups of two or more are powerful in both an economic nature and a psychic sense. Economic advantages are created when you surround yourself with the advice, counsel and co-operation of a group of reliable people who are willing to lend wholehearted support, collaborate and promote your cause. Thoughts on leadership ethics.

How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

The path upon which I am walking is the one paved by powerful corporate cultures and shared employee values. The power they exert from impregnable patents and scale economies is providing unprecedented sales and earnings growth. That doesn’t meant they can’t be strategically powerful.

How To 189

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

Companies that appreciate the power of sacrifice also appreciate that ‘do less better’ is a winning strategy at both the corporate and functional level. This vision establishes the principles for running a simple operation. That’s the secret to their brand power.


N2Growth Blog

Anger: You’re extremely critical of yourself and other people, and judge others harshly believing you are ethically without reproach. At your best you’re charming, imaginative and a good entertainer, and operate within creative and stimulating environments. Many CEOs and powerful leaders are in this category). By Grant Wattie. President, N2Growth Australia. Now, before you think I’m going to get all religious on you, let me define the word “sin.”

20 Reasons Why Companies Should Do Less Better

In the CEO Afterlife

What’s left in apparel and sporting goods is a good strategic fit with Nike’s operations. The power of the do less better strategy is its capacity to keep thinks a simple and uncluttered from production and distribution all the way to sales, marketing, and service.

A New Model For Cooperation, Values, and Employee Motivation

The Idolbuster

Today we’ll take a break from Busting Your Corporate Idol for this timely guest post from Omer Soker, Founder of The Ethics Of Success. . They overlook the power of collaboration with their employees.

Leading in a World of Change: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Great Leadership By Dan

These noble families also held positions of power in the English political system, from which they were able to pass laws that protected their privileges and claims. Guest post from Hay Group’s Rick Lash : I confess it: I love Downton Abbey.

Corporate Entrepreneurship: Turn Irony into Opportunity

In the CEO Afterlife

At one time it looked like “clout” and “scale” would prevail as the most powerful forces in business. Several, such as Trump, still operate by the brain and muscle ethic. (This post first appeared on the Ryerson University Alumni Blog) .

In the Fight Against Poverty, Work Is Our Most Powerful Weapon

Harvard Business Review

But it bears repeating because we’ve lost our way: Work is the most powerful weapon we have to fight poverty and all its downstream effects, from child malnutrition to maternal mortality, both domestically and abroad. For example, Starbucks sources all its European espresso beans from fair trade certified producers, and Dutch company Fairphone sells the world’s first entirely fair trade Android phone, with batteries made from ethically mined minerals.

Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Unfortunately, her title is a strategic, operational, financial, and cultural derailing eventuality to the intended track of her purpose, vision and values. Bill is frustrated with the work ethic and low levels of engagement within his management and employee ranks.

CEO 272