Values, Virtues, and Leadership

Values, Virtues, and Leadership In these challenging times for many businesses, leaders need to periodically take a step back and spend time in reflection as to what their real influence is in their respective workplaces. Take time in the beginning and the end of each day to ponder on how well you’ve done in staying…

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Questions to help identify ethical issues and appropriate leader behaviors.

  What are specific ethical behaviors that are required of all levels of leadership? What are the consequences if leaders don’t behave ethically? If none, why not? What are the situations that leaders encounter at work that could lead them into a grey area? Is training provided to deal with those situations? How should grey…

Refrain from using the terms “right” and wrong” because……………………………….

These terms tend to be seen as very subjective, i.e. according to whom is something right or wrong, who says so, “this has nothing to do with me” attitude and so what, etc. Rather use these phrases. What is negotiable and what is not negotiable and why. What is acceptable and what is not acceptable…

Well, last week it was Wells Fargo, who will it be this week?

  Wells Fargo was last week’s example of failed leadership and the lack of a moral compass. $185 million in fines and 5300 people fired. Whose responsibility was the oversight? This type of behavior will continue to happen  unless companies  stop “putting a bandaid approach to an artery problem.” Should companies work on finding ways…

Transfer or Transformation: What is the focus of your compliance training? Part 2

Let’s look at this unique and important difference a little deeper. Keeping in mind the definition of transformation being Transformation is the complete change into something with an improved usefulness how does this happen and is it something you want your people to embrace. To transfer is to teach knowledge and leave it at that.…

What is the purpose of your leadership training….. Wisdom or Knowledge?

    Is your focus on leadership/ethics training on knowledge or wisdom? There is a difference. This difference can be described as knowledge is the “stuff” and wisdom is what you do with it! “Stuff” is everywhere, i.e. Social media, books, the internet, news, etc. but where is the process of what to do with…

Reporting an ethical violation should be a positive experience!

  Research has shown that the vast majority of companies’ ethics hotlines are not utilized effectively by employees due to fear of retaliation. Why is that? What is the process of following up with a complaint? What scares one’s people from doing so? When it comes right down to it, shouldn’t organizations want its people…

Do leaders lose their way or choose a different path?

  This past week the article, Why Leaders Lose their Way by Bill George crossed my desk and caused me to reflect more deeply on the concept of values-based leadership among his three reasons. Bill George wrote: “Leaders need to devote themselves to personal development that cultivates their inner compass or True North. This requires…

Is your ethics training proactive or reactive?

  I believe that ethics can only be proactive. There is no such thing as reactive ethics.  Reactive ethics really compliance, and compliance, by the very word,  is truly a reactive dynamic. To embrace ethics as proactive, please consider these reflections as a foundation for ethics training. Ethics needs to focus on action and not…