Global Ethics: TMP Challenge 15

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonI participate in a global think tank called The Milennium Project (TMP). As an invited reviewer, my focus is on Global Challenge 15: Global Ethics. Participants submit their observations on trends, help define the biggest problems and areas of opportunity and submit input on how to improve the course of Global Ethics.The Milennium Project has produced a short video summarizing the global conversations on each topic.

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How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

Lead Change Blog

However, what worked best was modelling ethical leadership throughout, providing an alternative approach that most had never experienced. Why I believe in ethical leadership—and why you should too. In November 2013, I participated in a national survey run by the CMI and MoralDNA to assess the personal ethical values of a range of professional leaders and managers. The post How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

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10 Ways Leading With Ethics is Transformational

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What are some of the ways that ethical leadership transforms people and brings out their best? Here is a list of 10 ways, inspired by the participants in the Leading With Ethics #leadfromwithin Tweetchat that I co-hosted earlier this month. 10 Ways Leading With Ethics is Transformational. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical business leadership ethical leadership leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership

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The Growing Importance of Ethics in PR

Strategy Driven

Ethics have always been important in PR, but they have officially become more important than ever. Nearly every single PR organization follows a code of ethics. PR Council, PRSA, Institute of PR, ICCO, and Global Alliance are just a few of the boards that offer their own code of 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 We Focusing on Employee Engagement Metrics (And Missing the Point)?

Leading in Context

Using surveys, levels of participation in programs, and satisfaction reports, companies measure how well they engage those they lead. Employee engagement is a metric that companies are closely watching.

10 Questions On “Leading With Ethics” (From the Oct. 8 #leadfromwithin Tweetchat)

Leading in Context

The topic was Leading With Ethics, and the participation was robust, with thousands of Tweets per hour! In spite of the fast pace, this was an open and heartfelt discussion about what ethical leadership means, and what it looks like in day to day practice. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global context ethical thinking what is ethical leadership

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Ethics Training Shouldn’t Be Boring

Leading in Context

Ethics Training Shouldn't be Boring Keeping people engaged in the process of learning about ethical leadership is important. I see so many tweets from people attending ethics classes about how bored they are and how they already know the material that's being reviewed. Are these participants learning? Ethical Organization engagement ethical organizations ethics ethics training leadership development leading ethically

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Need Your Help on Ethics Research

Michael Lee Stallard

My friend David Burkus at LeaderLab is working with the University of Oklahoma on research to assess ethics in the workplace. Please consider participating in David’s survey by clicking here. Uncategorized business ethics workplace ethics

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Well-Being is Trending

Leading in Context

People want to participate in something meaningful and work in high-trust cultures where they can flourish. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethics ethical leadership development complexity context ethical leader what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you noticed that well-being is trending? It''s not enough to provide fair pay and good work conditions any more.

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How to Ethically Ask for (and Receive) Reviews of Your Business or Product

Managing Communities

How Should I Participate Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you.

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.

Why do managers behave un-ethically?

Chartered Management Institute

The ethical behaviour of our managers has been in the spotlight in the past few weeks as the drama at Barclays has unfolded. That the behaviour of managers at the bank was not at all ethical seems hard to dispute, but if we want managers to start behaving better an understanding of why they break the rules is critical. Whilst most participants in the study believed they would feel bad before they had behaved badly, when asked again afterwards, nearly all actually felt pretty good.

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

When will we stop Leadership fetishization?

Mike Cardus

Ideas happen through community interactions; many people together in self-organization from participation emerging into many what’s. How does leadership and ethics of who and what happen? This trouble is where ethics and leadership emerges.

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Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business

For example, one study showed that participants who selected green products over conventional products were more likely to cheat on a future task. We conducted six studies on diverse samples with over 450 participants, from undergraduate students to working adults. Using different variations of praise messages and participants, we consistently observed that messages featuring customer praise backfired and led to subsequent selfish behavior.

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

Harvard Business

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making. There are three obstacles that make ethical decisions in the workplace different and more difficult than in training simulations. Ethics Decision making Transparency Digital Article

The Ethics of “Forum Users from Hell” (or “Walk With Me as I Contemplate an Idea”)

Managing Communities

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Does Doing the Same Work Over and Over Again Make You Less Ethical?

Harvard Business

Companies have tried many different ways to limit unethical behavior, from creating codes of conduct to implementing ethical training. ” We thought the latter might force employees to be more cognitively alert and deliberative, which could lead them to behave more ethically simply by avoiding automatic, self-interested decision making. We enlisted 403 participants (202 online panel participants, representing the general population in the U.S.,

The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

Leading with Trust

I’m sure you’ll enjoy his wisdom about the intersection of character, trust, and ethics. We are prone to make bad, and sometimes unethical judgements when there is greater pressure to “get’er done,” versus to get things done ethically, safely, or legally.

Do Women Bring More Happiness to Families, Greater Effectiveness.

Michael Lee Stallard

Published by Michael Lee Stallard on October 28, 2010 02:58 pm under connection culture , employee engagement , knowledge flow A participant in a recent session Jason Pankau and I were teaching on Connection Cultures and employee engagement shared that she connects with her sons by talking about sports. Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Do Women Bring More Happiness to Families, Greater Effectiveness to Organizations?

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Wal-Mart Leadership Sweeps $24 Million of Bribes Under the Rug

Coaching Tip

Is Bribery an Ethical Condition of Doing Business in the Global Economy? Munich wrote, “it would seem more prudent to develop a follow-up plan of action, independent of Walmex management participation.”. Robert Hoyk: The Ethical Executive: Becoming Aware of the Root Causes of Unethical Behavior: 45 Psychological Traps that Every One of Us Falls Prey To. Today, Wal-Mart de Mexico ("Walmex") is one of Wal-Mart's most profitable units. .

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July's Leadership Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit July’s Leadership Carnival Published by Michael Lee Stallard on July 5, 2010 03:56 am under E Pluribus Partners Every month I participate in a leadership carnival with several bloggers whose work I respect.

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Is a Corporate Board Seat in Your Future? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Bonnie Marcus This past week I had the opportunity to not only attend the MA Conference for Women, but also to participate in a leadership panel about women and corporate board positions.

Battle of the bloggers

Lead on Purpose

Given the level of competition among the participating bloggers and the many other great blogs “out there&# it’s a daunting task to say the least.

Ethics for Technologists (and Facebook)

Harvard Business Review

In retrospect, if I had to write it again, I’d include a section or chapter on ethics. The ongoing explosion of technologically-enabled business opportunities inherently expand the ethical dilemmas, quandaries and trade-offs managements will confront. So the ethical question and challenge organizations should openly—not secretly or quietly—confront is: How can we honestly, openly and authentically demonstrate that our experiments are reasonable, fair and safe?

The Best Ways to Discuss Ethics

Harvard Business Review

Companies can take a wide variety of approaches to how to discuss ethics. At one end of the spectrum are companies that rely on their code of ethics or on the exemplary behavior of people at the top. At the other are executives like Kathleen Edmond , the Chief Ethics Officer at Best Buy, who created an open blog for company employees on ethical lapses and related issues. Still, this leaves open the question of what actually works in guiding employees' ethical behavior.

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. The American participants were recruited through Amazon Mechanical Turk. and Chinese participants’ scores increased from an average of 3.92

Morning People Are Less Ethical at Night

Harvard Business Review

This opens up the possibility that even within the same day, a given person could be ethical at one point in time and unethical at another point in time. Over the past few years, management and psychology research has uncovered something interesting: both energy and ethics vary over time. Building from this research, we predicted that larks and owls would follow different patterns of ethical and unethical behavior over the course of a day.

The Ethics Conversation We’re Not Having About Data

Harvard Business Review

While top managers take the fall for these scandals, none of the dubious activities could have happened without the active participation of technical teams. Business managers are missing the real issue: the people who collect, store, manage and process our data are not being held to any ethical standards. The emerging data science discipline is expanding so fast that few workers are thinking about the ethical implications of their everyday actions.

How to Fix Financial Capitalism? Focus on Ethics

Harvard Business Review

It has lost touch with what one participant at the CFA Institute event called "the golden rule of being a fiduciary — exercising the same degree of care in managing client assets as one would one's own money." That's because it is causing what one participant called "chronic under-investment" in equities by investors who are currently hoarding cash and over-allocating their savings to fixed-income securities. Write articles and speak publicly about ethics.

New Organizational Triangle: Internal Communications, Employee Engagement and HR

Coaching Tip

In the 21st century we have to communicate to engage, explaining why we are doing what we are doing, and extending our reach to connect with each other to create positive participation and change. Books Business Coaching Communication Current Affairs Ethics Self-Awareness Web/Tech Work life communicating employee engagement HR information needs internal communication organization organizational structure

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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). Now that the general idea of combining ethics and shopping has become a mainstream concept, there is a developing a backlash against the idea that consumers might effect change through their purchasing habits. Marketing Social responsibility Behavioral economics Ethics

If You’re Loyal to a Group, Does It Compromise Your Ethics?

Harvard Business Review

We collected data from nine different studies, with over 1,000 participants including college students, working adults, and brothers in various fraternities. In one of our studies, we divided participants into groups of three members each and had them discuss a topic. Next, we broke up the groups and asked all of our participants to individually solve a series of math puzzles on a piece of paper that looked like a test sheet.

Braver at Work: Questions to Inspire Your Next Courageous Act (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Whenever we ask participants in our Courageous Cultures or Team Innovation programs to share a time that felt particularly brave at work, the room explodes with powerful energy. Gain the Confidence to Be Braver at Work.

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When Competition Between Coworkers Leads to Unethical Behavior

Harvard Business

At the same time, the need to win can blind us to ethical considerations. In one study, we asked 164 MBA students to read a hypothetical scenario (based on a true story) about an investment banker facing an ethical dilemma, and to estimate the likelihood that this banker would indulge in unethical behavior. Our results showed that the participants under relative performance evaluation expected the banker to be more likely to behave in an unethical manner.

Consequential Leadership Based on the Law of Love

Coaching Tip

We all have defining moments--an experience when we barely escape death, participate in an historic event or gain clarity in the stillness of a sleepless night. Books Ethics Leadership Religion can't get enough leadership consequential leadership defining moments mac pier new york city leadership center self coachingFor his accomplishments, Peter Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002.

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Holding space for possibility

Lead Change Blog

One participant, a social justice activist, asked if, in light of current events, would any of us describe ourselves as racist. Absolutely not,” said one participant. “I’m Intentions that give the benefit of the doubt even when observable actions are morally or ethically questionable. As things you routinely encounter in the institutions, organizations, and structures in which you participate?

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How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

If enterprises are to become truly social, they need to participate in conversations with their stakeholders rather than simply talking at them. 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.

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Men Are More Likely to Act Unethically on Their Own Behalf, Women on Someone Else’s

Harvard Business

My research suggests that people acting on behalf of others can be influenced by the values and perceived expectations of those they’re representing—specifically when it comes to acting ethically. We recruited a total of 1,337 participants to engage in negotiations, and we found that gender played a role in how we negotiate for ourselves and others. On the other hand, men showed no statistical difference in ethicality when acting for themselves or for others (60.6%

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Linda Fisher Thornton of LeadinginContext contributed Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness. Linda shares: “ Ethical awareness may have been considered private in the past, but it has become easier to observe in a society that is always socially connected. Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival!

The Ethics of Using Paid Content in Journalism

Harvard Business Review

But what are the ethical lines this paid-for content should not cross? The public relations and communications company Edelman definitely has a horse in this race, but it has issued a useful paper on the relationship of paid content and journalism, which ends with "An Ethical Framework" that makes some unexpected points. Which brings us to the ethical guidelines proposed by the Edelman report.

Are You a Disruptive Mentor?

Lead Change Blog

His impeccable ethics honed values that encouraged wholeness, honesty, and respect. Great Mentor-Leaders Are Participative Partners. Great Mentor-Leaders Have Impeccable Ethics. The most important lesson I learned was this: teaching is an ethical act! “Disruptor” has become the “feature-of-choice” for contemporary leaders on the move. It is a moniker that signals the pursuit of innovation and rapid change, not a cautious incremental improvement.

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