Foster Your Ethical Brand Reputation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Connect Magazine invited me to weigh in on why ethical brand reputation is so important and how brands can build and foster stronger images.­

Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton 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.

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Leaders: Can You Control Ethics?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The question for today is "Can we control ethics?" Leaders have tried to control ethics with compliance-based systems (based on rules and penalties) but that does not tend to inspire people to ethical action. Leaders have tried to control ethics by running a tight ship, closely managing workers, but that does not bring out the best in people and may lead to workers not caring about protecting the company's reputation. .

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100 Trends For 2014 (Including Responsibility and Reputation)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Staying competent is an important part of today''s proactive ethical leadership. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends As we head into 2014, the trend reports at the links below will give you a "business leader''s preview" of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources, leadership and marketing to food, and technology. Enjoy!

There Are No Quick Fixes For Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have been thinking about how lightly some leaders take the subject of ethics. Some ignore ethical issues altogether or think ethical issues are unimportant compared to money concerns. It’s a risky choice to take ethics lightly. There are no “ethics transplants” for people who have made bad ethical decisions. In our global society, where almost anything can be obtained for a price, you can’t buy ethics.

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5 Ways To Bolster Your Organization’s Ethical Immune System

Leading in Context

What actions can we take to boost our ethical immune systems? And how could doing that help us create more ethical organizations? Building a healthy ethical culture where people take steps to protect ethics and reputation takes intentional effort. Complexity Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses business ethics complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context

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Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Great Leadership By Dan

Ethical Leadership is proven to improve employee wellbeing and promotes extra-role effort. Further, ethical leadership can decrease emotional exhaustion and increase work engagement. Our experience is that the concept of feeling trusted in the workplace magnifies ethical leadership and can also result in further extra-role effort. Ethical leadership leads to increased extra role effort. Ethical leaders are people-oriented. They live their own lives ethically.

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Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

Chart Your Course

” He said, “I know our generation has a negative reputation, but we have been brought up to get rewarded when we are asked to do something.” The post Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training. The Trophy Generation | Is it destroying the motivation and the drive kids need to achieve success without getting a prize, trophy or other form of instant gratification?

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Featured at Forbes: Tips for your company to excel ethically

ReImagine Work

When ethical responsibility becomes part of the culture, companies see huge benefits — a stronger reputation, higher employee retention, more interest from investors, and general trustworthiness. But what can a company do to excel ethically, to best communicate its corporate values to employees so that they act in accordance with its values?” Forbes, Aug. 3, 2016: “Culture has a significant influence on the decision-making process in any organization.

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How You Can Stop The “Fake News” Madness

Leading in Context

While a headline may be compelling, we can easily damage our personal reputation and brand if we share it and it turns out to be "fake news." Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends business tips content curation ethical leadership fake news leading ethically learning social media strategyBy Linda Fisher Thornton We all need to know how to tell what's real news and what's not.

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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.

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.

How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

Companies with a healthy culture gain a positive reputation, not only among employees, but also with customers and the market. Reputation drives your ability to attract new customers, retain those you have, and even to increase your prices. Culture Spark.

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. As consumers have woken up to bad business practices and the law has tightened up, any company reputation ultimately comes down to their sense of responsibility. And, while rebuilding a business reputation might sound easy, it is far easier to do the work first. You’ve probably heard it countless times before, but every company is a tech company now.

Are You Suffering From Truth Decay?

Lead Change Blog

Remember, one of your most precious assets as a leader and colleague is your reputation and good name. Leadership guru Warren Bennis has noted, “So much lip service is paid to the issue of business ethics; but how do you in fact build an organization distinguished by tangible integrity, moral vision, and transparency? Personal Development trustworthy truth decay ethics honesty Leading With Trust Respect Trust Building

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Harvard Business

We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., We combined data across these 30 independent studies to examine the relationship between personality and ethical leadership across a range of different settings and situations. Creating an Ethical Workplace. Unchecked charisma will lead to a reputation of self-absorption and self-promotion. Leadership & Managing people Ethics Digital ArticleJuj Winn/Getty Images.

How Leaders Can Guard Against Unethical Behavior

Michael Lee Stallard

When leaders behave in ways that violate ethical norms and harm customers, it has a devastating effect on connection and employee engagement. Ironically, this mindset only diminishes personal wealth, power and status because unethical behavior sabotages sustainable superior performance once a business’ reputation is tarnished. character leadership business ethics E Pluribus Partners Ethical Behavior ethics michael lee stallard Servant Leaders Unethical Behavior

5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal

Harvard Business

Corporations often approach ethics as an individual problem, designing oversight systems to identify the “bad apples” before they can turn the organization into a “rotten barrel.” Bad apple explanations also fail to explain the string of ethical crises at Uber, the long-term impunity of powerful men who sexually harass colleagues, or any of the other ethics scandals we’ve seen this year. Ethics Digital ArticleVince Streano/Getty Images.

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. Ethical behavior has to be led by example, and promoting people who ignore ethics when expedient for them tells everyone that the company wants results and it does not really care how they are obtained. A company could have a terrific ethics policy, but actions speak louder than words on paper. Picture this.

You Really Can Change Your Reputation at Work

Harvard Business Review

Should you directly address the reputation you want to shake? ” Here’s how to change your reputation at work. It can be tough to change people’s minds so when your reputation is on the line, “you have to overdeliver,” says Clark. If you have a reputation for showing up late to work, “getting into the office at 9:01 AM is a problem,” because you are proving people’s assumptions right.

Book Review: Trust Agents

Lead on Purpose

Making connections and gaining people’s trust is the premise of the book Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust.

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Writing From the Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s nice to see a conference sponsor that has a reputation for virtuous leadership and values! Vision, mission, values and reputation are the elements of an inspiring identity story.

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.

How Pharma Can Fix Its Reputation and Its Business at the Same Time

Harvard Business

Their return on R&D investment has dropped to its lowest levels in decades, and their public reputation in the United States and abroad is worse than ever. According to the 2016 Harris Corporate Reputation Poll , only one-third of U.S. This prevents fines and settlements, damage to their reputations, and more burdensome regulation. Enhance corporate reputations. A bad reputation is obviously not good for business.

Soft Corporate Cultures

Coaching Tip

Is Bribery an Ethical Condition of Doing Business in the Global Economy? How ethically vulnerable is your organization? 56 percent ranked ethical behavior as an important characteristic, followed by sound judgment (51%) and being adaptable/flexible (47%). -- Source: American Management Association, New York, NY. Yet, it seems every week we hear about ethical leadership lapses from Goldman Sachs, British Petroleum, Wal-Mart, etc. that can ruin a company's reputation.

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Stopping White-Collar Crime at Your Company

Harvard Business

He shares practical tools for managers to identify pockets of ethical violations to prevent them from ballooning into serious reputational and financial damage. ” Ethics Managing organizations AudioEugene Soltes, associate professor at Harvard Business School, studies white-collar crime and has even interviewed convicts behind bars. While most people think of high-profile scandals like Enron, he says every sizable organization has lapses in integrity.

The Ethical Dilemma FIFA's Sponsors Still Face

Harvard Business Review

As I was re-reading the April 2011 "Failure" issue of HBR on the train back to London yesterday, the article by Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel on " Ethical Breakdowns " struck me as particularly relevant for FIFA's sponsors — Coca-Cola, Adidas, Emirates, Sony, Hyundai/Kia and Visa among others — in the light of the bribery scandal that has engulfed that organization. Bazerman and Tenbrunsel outline five reasons why ethical people allow unethical behavior to thrive.

Practicing the Spirit of the Law: Serve Your Customer Better

Strategy Driven

In conjunction with the spirit of the law is your business and personal ethics. Many people see ethics and business as separate entities. An individual’s business ethics and personal ethics must be aligned if one is to be a person of integrity. But is it ethical?—no!

Addiction Marketing

N2Growth Blog

Examine the following representative list of successful businesses and/or industries and come to your own conclusions as to whether these businesses or industries prey on the addictions of consumers world-wide to generate their revenue: Las Vegas - The tagline “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas&# caters to virtually every possible addiction under the sun…Sin City lives up to its reputation. Do you feel “Addiction Marketing&# is ethical?

How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work

Harvard Business Review

Ethical situations at work can be cause for alarm, and are also a normal part of doing business,” says Detert. “When it comes to ethics, we think it’s a test of our moral identity, which makes us more emotional, less effective, and vulnerable to self-deluding,” says Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values and director of a program by the same name at Babson College. A useful skill when it comes to ethical situations is perspective-taking.

March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Linda Fisher Thornton of LeadinginContext contributed It’s Tine For Ethically Adaptive Leadership. Each day brings new challenges that consume our time and require us to grow into higher levels of ethical awareness to avoid missteps and miscalculations. As we try to find stable footing in unstable times, ethical agility will be a factor in our success. Neal Burgis of Successful Solutions contributed Your Reputation as a Leader Precedes You.

The Office Holiday Party? It’s Work!

Women on Business

Even though the booze may be free – it’s not worth risking your reputation by drinking too much, even if others do. decision-making Ethics personal development office holiday party office partiesPost by Jane K. Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer. It’s the time of holiday cheer – and you likely have a party (or two or three) on your calendar. Enjoy! That is, unless it’s your office party or a client event.

Lead with integrity

Lead on Purpose

Integrity is a “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.&# Coach John Wooden said it well: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.&#

Leadership Lessons: When Truth is Discounted

Women on Business

I have done this in many instances when the risk has been to my career, reputation, and even the financial bottom line. Career Development Ethics Leadership career Gutsy integrity media beast women leadersIn my new book in process, “ GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change ” I had to stop writing and take the temperature of my own “GUTSINESS”. Here is the story: I have always been a rebel, rebel who wants to see positive change and is willing to stand and be counted.

Use the Right Scorecard

Lead Change Blog

Mom took great pride in her reputation as an excellent housekeeper. Michael Josephson, law professor and founder, Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics. “Honey, you really need to start dusting every day. If the neighbors drop-in, they’ll think you’re a bad housekeeper.”. Mom had moved in about a month earlier, and this wasn’t the first time she’d commented on my inferior housekeeping skills. Growing up, we lived in the cleanest and best-maintained home on the street.

We Shouldn’t Always Need a “Business Case” to Do the Right Thing

Harvard Business

I’ve been a consultant for almost 20 years, advising companies on complex challenges in ethics, risk, and responsibility. Each year several clients raise the same issue: the need to get buy-in from a skeptical senior executive in order to demonstrate a concrete benefit that will follow a proposed investment in an ethical business initiative or function. The problem is that our obsession with making the business case for ethics makes us sound apologetic and hollow.

It's Your Country.Lead It!

Coaching Tip

For our children's future, America needs to get better by reengineering our shared values and implementing a united ethical purpose. These coaching conversations help us to develop workable plans and the leadership skills required to clarify our agreed-to values and begin to build our joint reputation. The American Dream is dying. .

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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!

Four Reasons for Insisting on Civility at Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

Civility is key to building relationships and reputations through Social Media. communication Leadership Leadership Values organizational culture Organizational Effectiveness 21st Century leadership bullying Character-based Leadership civility ethics While we all decry bullying, some may believe that civility is a minor consideration at work, especially when we are constantly plagued by looming deadlines and demands. Who has time to be polite?

NCAA's Leadership Failure in Governing the Commercialization of College Sports

Coaching Tip

1, but a kind of dispirited consensus has taken hold about a sport that has been played on American campuses since 1869: its reputation has never been more damaged. Current Affairs Ethics Games Leadership MemesThe NCAA's core purpose is to: govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.

Integrity – A Critical Cornerstone To Effective Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

People want to work for those who are ethical,” he explained. Companies with strong, ethical management teams enhance their ability to attract investors, customers and talented professionals,” explains Hird, adding that ethical behavior starts at the top and allows companies to create a culture that values integrity. Christopher Bauer, PhD, a fraud specialist and author of “ Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming ”.

U.S. College Football at Risk--Leadership Needed

Coaching Tip

And, of course, the scandals that have downgraded the reputations of those universities whose football programs were desperately engaged in the pursuit of winning at all costs. Current Affairs Ethics Games Health Sports at risk big house blog buzz bissinger college football head trauma malcolm gladwell NCAA sport concussionsIn the May 3, 2012 " Football A Game at Risk " at [link] the posting began, "We all love football, you wouldn't be on this site right now if you didn't.

How to Become Truly Social

Coaching Tip

Size is no match for social media; companies can no longer exert their will — or even price hikes or new fees — on customers without enduring hits to their reputation delivered via social channels. Not surprisingly, customers, pundits and other stakeholders punish companies for exhibiting the wrong behaviors, as Best Buy’s recent reputational challenges demonstrated. Books Business Coaching Ethics Web/Tech Weblogs Dov Seidman How social networksBy Guest Author Dov Seidman.