Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Hooker : Everyone knows that an organization can’t function without physical infrastructure communications, transportation, computer technology, and the rest. 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. ethics John Hooker

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? How is technology changing for you?

How RFID Technology Improves Hospital Care

Harvard Business Review

They saw it as an opportunity to completely transform the operation to improve care and the patient experience and to lower costs. To that end, they decided to have a team study how care is delivered, identify the barriers to smooth operations, and fix the barriers.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

Of course, people have always worried that technology would take over their job. Gutenberg’s press probably created more social upheaval than any technological advancement has yet to do today.

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

Strategy Driven

We’ve got the latest technology. Ethics and standards… those are for chumps. Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? Our company has got the most up to date technology.

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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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Thanks to technology, we have access to an endless source of data at our fingertips, at any place and at any time we choose. Technology gives us more and more data, but analyzing and understanding ‘more and more’ is arduous and time consuming.

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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. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Clarke, Technology and the Future. 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.

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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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Coaching Tip

Communications technology is breaking down national barriers and undermining rulers, while the youth look to new role models. Books Business Coaching Ethics Leadership Memes Web/Tech What isBusiness should not be a selfish game.

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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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?

Some Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It''s typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Cultural (values, ethics). Technological (pace and changes in technology). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization''s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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Ideas To Help Accelerate Your SWOT Analysis

Six Disciplines

It's typically based on a review of internal and external facts and assumptions about the organization and the marketplace in which it operates. Operations (facilities, capacity, distribution channels, supply chain, costs, use of technology). Cultural (values, ethics). Technological (pace and changes in technology). A SWOT analysis is a tool used to assess an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

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Since when was marketing not human-centric?

Strategy Driven

To that list we’d add evolution: evolution of technology; evolution of science; evolution of intelligence. For any business operating in this period it’s clear that influencer marketing needs to be an intrinsic part of your strategy.

Leading in a World of Change: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Great Leadership By Dan

At the same time, the advent of new ground breaking technologies such as electricity and motorization – today we would call them disruptive – allowed the estates to operate with significantly less staff. Don’t try to resist technology in the workplace.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

Optimists favor ‘ doing more with more ,’ placing bets that higher sales and profits will pay for the added investments in headcount or technologies; we’ve all been there at one time or another. There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward.

How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Winning in this environment requires more than new technology ; here are ten ways to become truly social in a world that is not just connected, but interconnected and interdependent: 1) Do away with one-way conversations. Just because all companies now possess the technological capability to hold social conversations with employees, customers and stakeholders, this does not mean we can automatically make these conversations valuable. By Guest Author Dov Seidman.

The Path to Transparency

Coaching Tip

WikiLeaks, the swashbuckling new-media organization whose motto is “We open governments,” relies on a technology of extreme reticence called Tor Hidden Services — a part of the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated not to light and clarity but to shadows and opacity, to the increasingly difficult art of keeping secrets online. Transparency is secretive business.

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?

Teaching an Algorithm to Understand Right and Wrong

Harvard Business Review

In his Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle states that it is a fact that “all knowledge and every pursuit aims at some good,” but then continues, “What then do we mean by the good?” ” That, in essence, encapsulates the ethical dilemma. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies. ” Unraveling Ethical Dilemmas. For some tasks, algorithms will need to be coded differently according to what jurisdiction they operate in.

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Veterans Among the Best Civilian Leaders

Strategy Driven

Always at the forefront of innovation, technologies pioneered by the military are often adopted by the commercial sector; companies looking for cyber knowledge or network engineering skills can find this expertise among veterans.

Free Tech Tools for the Digital Economy

Strategy Driven

Whether you are a veteran of technological sophistication, just beginning one’s career in IT or technical communication, or even a novice player in the digital economy, there are many free technologies that can be used to complement, enhance, and simplify one’s technical tasks, business processes, documentation, as well as enrich and restructure workflows. Put these four technologies in your tech toolbox.

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Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

Authority on new technology and communication. a holding company that operates seven distinct business. Operations Group Baring Private Equity. Sanyin Siang – Executive Director of the Duke University Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE).

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Building a Software Start-Up Inside GE

Harvard Business Review

Though technology would have allowed for a significantly virtual enterprise, it was important to Ruh to have a physical building where people could actually be located together. “We hired a talent acquisition leader from the software industry, someone who really understood technology.

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion.

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The Big Picture of Business- When the Rules Don’t Fit the Game, Corporate Cultures Reflect Business Progress and Growth

Strategy Driven

As companies operate, all make honest and predictable mistakes. That having an E-mail address or a website makes one an expert on technology. That technology is the most important driving force in business and society. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision?

Why Companies Are Blind to Child Labor

Harvard Business Review

Yet a recent report by Amnesty International uncovered a number of cases of child labor among suppliers linked to major technology companies, including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, as well as to several automotive manufactures, such as Volkswagen and Daimler AG.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the distinction between what he terms the 'Character Ethic' vs the 'Personality Ethic' The prior depends on deep changes within each of us including our view of creating a legacy for future generations.

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

These silos are staffed with legions of “tenured&# COBOL and C++ programmers, as well as &# tenured&# IT managers overseeing the operation. Reward talent, innovation, loyalty, attitude, creativity, work ethic, contribution, and leadership ability…not tenure.

Why Accountability Is So Muddled, and How to Un-Muddle It

Harvard Business Review

As the senior manager of a large technology firm said to one of my colleagues: "If you work hard and get good results here, you'll be rewarded; and if you don't work hard and get mediocre results, you'll also be rewarded.". Ethics Operations Organizational culture

The Tightrope Google Has to Walk in China

Harvard Business Review

billion people, the Chinese consumer market is a tempting target for Western technology companies. The recent news that Google is considering a re-entry into China further highlights a troubling balancing act faced by technology companies looking to do business there. HBR Staff.

It’s OK to Move Down (Yes, Down) the Value Chain

Harvard Business Review

make your own operations more efficient. create the opportunity to invent new operations. defend against “attack from beneath” and maintain your reputation for ethical operations. Joseph , a scrap-metal recycler, in order to secure supplies for its operations.

Vision vs. Mission | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Just like an algebraic formula, business also functions according to rules governing order of operations. Our responsibility is to respect the ethic. Furthermore, the enduring anchor of an organization is found in its values and ethics, not its mission.

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Could Microsoft's First CEO Become Its Third CEO?

Coaching Tip

Any new CEO of Microsoft will need Chairman Bill Gate''s blessing and the board is seeking a leader with a strong technical background along with the work ethic Gates had while he was CEO. .

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Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on November 29th, 2010 by admin in Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy , Talent Management By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Bonus or no bonus? I personally dont feel bonuses work to promote a good work ethic.

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The Big Picture of Business – The Fatal Flaws of Corporate Thinking

Strategy Driven

As companies operate, all make honest and predictable mistakes. That having an E-mail address or a website makes one an expert on technology. That technology is the most important driving force in business and society. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision?

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Harvard Business Review

While AI will be deployed to manage certain tasks, including higher-level decision making, the technology’s true power is in augmenting human capabilities — and that holds true in the supply chain. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations.

How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

And to top it off, they have no technical experience to operate their own machines. Stop hiding behind the old and antiquated belief ‘you’re above all that mundane stuff’ — you’re too important/elevated to have to know/understand your own technology.

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Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Whether the CEO is driven by personal ethics, a socially changing world, or headlines praising “sustainable” organizations, business is finally responding to the green trend—albeit slower than many would like to see. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding.

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The Big Picture of Business – Developing The Talent for Business to Succeed

Strategy Driven

While all good leaders must keep the company’s internal operations moving forward, the very best ones must also be looking outside the company towards the customers, clients, financiers, volunteers and the organization’s entire affected constituencies. Push paper, systems, technology.

The Big Picture of Business- Professional Education Necessary for Company Success

Strategy Driven

Organizations of all sizes must have the Think Tank.which delineates future operations, including education and training. Generational work ethics and why young people need executive mentoring to 'go the distance' in their careers, offering value to the company and profession.

Meet My Next Group of Coaches!

Marshall Goldsmith

Sanyin Siang – Executive Director Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE), laboratory for leadership, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Magazine nominee, founder and CEO, Corent Technologies, author The 10x Innovation Revolution: Inspiring a Culture of Disruption and Entrepreneurship Within Any Organization. Mike Sursock – Head of Operations Group at Baring Private Equity Asia. Dear Friends, Greetings from Seattle!

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