You may think that your workplace has nothing to do with the Black Lives Matter movement. But business leaders recognize that outside issues can impact the workplace. “Credible leaders aren’t neutral about George Floyd, racism or inequality,” says Terina Allen writing for Forbes. Her piece, 5 Conversations Credible Leaders Must Have in This Moment (Forbes.com…

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There is no such thing as being “not racist,” says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness…

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Most business leaders know that their companies may face fines if they miss a regulatory requirement. They’re also aware of potential lawsuit damages and related costs. But many have not heard of debarment. Debarment is the legal loss of certain privileges. For businesses, debarment typically refers to the right to interact with the government in…

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The pandemic has spotlighted the inequalities already present in our society. The ethical challenges to businesses at this time may be familiar, but they take on new meaning and priority now. Trauma heightens people’s sensitivity to actions. What happens particularly between workers and management during this crisis will shape their relationship for decades to come. …

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Robert Greenleaf’s concept of “servant leadership” prioritizes the well-being of the team, rather than focusing solely on achievement. This short video identifies 10 characteristics central to the development of servant leadership. An effective servant leader builds better organizations and promotes justice and empathy in the larger world. This video originally appeared on YouTube on June 30,…

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Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society — from…

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“The Self-Evolved Leader was written to take you on a journey, from making the critical shift in perspective needed to break the cycle of mediocre leadership, to building a foundation for effective leadership, strengthening the disciplines you need to deliver great leadership, and ending with a plan for mastering and sustaining leadership” (McKeown, 2020, p.…

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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”―William Shakespear In his book, The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday (2014) shares the wisdom of Stoicism* (a Greek philosophy) and ancient Stoics to help readers “accomplish the very specific and increasingly urgent goal we all share: overcoming obstacles. Mental obstacles. Physical obstacles. Emotional…

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Several recent news items analyze the ethics of face mask use during the pandemic. Wearing a face mask becomes lightning rod issue in Covid-19 era (Las Vegas Review-Journal) The Ethics of Wearing (or Not Wearing) a Face Mask During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Time) New businesses requiring face masks to combat the spread of Covid-19 (WTMJ…

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In this conversation, Danielle Allen talks with TED head Chris Anderson about how to deal with both the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global economic crisis.

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