Great Leadership insights in ethics from an organization that has been in existence for over 1500 years!

Ten steps toward an Ethics-based Organization1. Ethical values are always explicit.2. Ethical value statements must be well thought out and limited in number.3. A clear explanation as to why these are ethical values for the organization.4. All employees must be formally and regularly reminded about ethical values.5. Ethical values are an integral part of screening,…

Ethics Audit to consider for your organization

1. Do you have a formal code of ethics? Is it reinforced? How widely distributed? 2. Are employees at all levels trained in ethical decision making? 3.Do employees have formal channels available to make their concerns known? 4.Is misconduct disciplined swiftly and justly within the organization? 5. Is integrity emphasized, particularly to new employees? 6.…

Questions to help define ethical issues and appropriate leadership behaviors.

1. What are specific ethical behaviors that are required of all leaders? 2. What are the consequences if they don’t behave ethically? 3. What are the situations that people that people encounter that could lead them into a grey area? 4. How should grey areas be handled? 5. How should people make decisions when they…

Values are caught not taught!

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