Having a Moral Compass Means Absolutely Nothing!

UNLESS: 1. Moral leaders have a fundamental understanding of ethical theory as a basis for any ethics initiative or leadership development. 2. A moral leader should not be primarily concerned with what people should believe, but why they believe what they do. These ,then, become the springboard for further examination. Therefore to help understand ethics…

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A Test of Leadership in Tough Economic Times:

It might be a good idea to spend some time reflecting on these questions, but more importantly on your answers! 1. What has been the greatest challenge to you/ your leadership team in this recession? 2. What, if anything, has shifted or changed in how your leadership team operates due to the recession? 3. Describe…

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Values are caught not taught!

Isn’t it about time that leaders stand up for values and be willing to pay the price for living them out? If leaders really believe that that they are living out their values and that their followers are “buying into” those values, then the question for those leaders to ask themselves “What percentage of employees…

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“Ethics is an immediate set of ideas grasped through intuition and reasoned out in common language.” Rushworth Kidder.

This is why I maintain that to be ethical is to “agonize”(in a positive sense) over the decision, because there is always a price to pay and if you can’t pay, then walk away.

Can Business be Ethical and Successful?

Many people will tell you that “business ethics” is a contradiction in terms. “Impossible!” they say. “You have to do everything you can to give customers what they want and increase shareholder value. No one can put ethics before the bottom line and succeed in today’s business climate. Ethics just can’t be a top priority.”…

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Let’s start this week off right! Peace to all!

A Prosperity Blessing May you be blessed with an amazingly abundant day today! May the clouds break and the heavens pour down upon you more joy, more love, more laughter and more money than you could have ever dreamed of. May the sun shine its golden light of prosperity through every cell of your extraordinary…

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Back from Beijing!

Got back this weekend from a wonderful speaking experience in Beijing for Danone Baby Nutrition. 160 leaders from 30 countries gathered for their meeting and from the CEO on down, ethical leadership has been and is the focus of how they conduct their business. I was honored to be part of this dynamic, professional and…

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Eight great leadership habits

1. Find every opportunity to practice the virtues of integrity, trustworthiness, honesty and compassion. 2. Ask yourself this: How is my organization better today because I am in it?” And” in what ways?” 3. Weigh out your actions in order to cause more good than harm.(consider the short term vs. long term consequences of your…

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