Ethical Awareness & Framing (Principled Leadership)
The first step for making a good ethical decision is accurately identifying and weighing all considerations of an issue. To determine the best course of action, principled leaders must evaluate problems through an ethical perspective as well as a business perspective. Using ethical frameworks can guide decision-makers, and when practiced regularly, the ethical choice becomes an automatic consideration when faced with any dilemma.
Better Business Bureau Ethics TORCH Award Finalist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEYCp6OZXNs Used with kind permission of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota &…Learn More
Former Vice President of Sustainability at McDonald's Bob Langert spoke at the 2019 Ted Summit about how he worked with…Learn More
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL4-mr3-hyc This video originally appeared on YouTube on June 30, 2020. Used by kind permission of Gregg Learning. Please visit Gregg Learning on YouTube and Facebook.Learn More
“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 obstacles. Perceived obstacles” (Holiday, 2014, p. 5). *Stoicism is “about acknowledging our emotions, reflecting on what causes them, and redirecting them for our own good. It is about keeping in mind what is and what is not under our control, focusing our efforts on the…Learn More
There are more options than you might expect for leaders looking to improve their game. Q: When you are the boss, where do you go for coaching? A: There are more options than you might expect for leaders looking to improve their game. Assessments, peer circles and one-on-one coaching all can be valuable resources to build skills. I often guide leaders to use a combination of these tools to help them identify their leadership and growth priorities and set goals. Assessments come in many forms — some are similar to online quizzes and others might be delivered by a certified…Learn More
The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) recently released a report, “Ethical Leadership Around the World and Why It Matters,” as part of its Global Business Ethics Survey. Among the results, researchers found that ethical leadership is key to lowering ethics and compliance risk. Unfortunately, they also found that leaders tend to have a more positive perception of their own and their organization’s integrity and ethical behavior than their employees do. Fortunately, leaders, with the support of L&D organizations, can take steps to improve their ethical leadership skills. What Is Ethical Leadership? Mike Esterday, CEO of Integrity Solutions, defines ethical leadership…Learn More