Power, Leadership and Ethics, Oh My!!

Power is an interesting concept in that: The more you have, the more you want; It’s addictive in that if I can make you do something once, I’ll make you do it again. The wrong type of power can distort, cheapen and destroy morale, productivity and ethics! There are two types of power for leaders…

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So which comes first your Brand or your Reputation?

I’ve been thinking about this from an ethics perspective. So my question is , what would you Brand if not your Reputation? Reputation will take longer to build than produce a service or product, yet how can you brand something, that isn’t directly based on one’s reputation? What is reputation? Isn’t it an emotional bond…

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Is there such a thing as “situational” ethics?

I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me: “doesn’t the situation determine the ethics? I was stunned! So here’s a definition that I found on situational ethics. Situational ethics = a system of ethics in which moral judgments are thought to depend on the context in which they are to be made,…

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A leader must be a moralist….

I found an article in doing research, written in 1985 by Vice Admiral James Stockdale, one of the Navy’s most decorated officers in its history. In the essay titled “Trail by Fire” Stockdale reflect on leadership. Here’s what he said: “To lead under duress, one must be a moralist. The leader must be a thinker,…

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