“Failed leadership is about the lack of commitment, empowerment and transparency.” Bill
This statement finds its basis in a lack of moral awareness on the part of the leader. For to be morally aware, you need to:
1. Commit to moral principles
2. Develop a sensitivity and the realization that there is risk involved in living out those principles.
3. Have a resolve to, if needed, pay the price.
Moral awareness is:
• When a person recognizes that a moral problem exists or that a moral principles is relevant to s set of circumstances.
• When a person deliberately and reflectively examines one’s actions and understands how they affect the people involved.
• When a person is in touch with one’s innate sense of morality and can feel the moral component of a situation.
So the leadership questions are, how is principle of moral awareness taught, modeled and experienced in your organization? Are moral principles taught in leadership development training? If not, why not?
Lastly, what do you as leader have to lose by incorporating these ideas into your corporate training initiatives?
Like you, business ethics and ethical leadership expert, Frank Bucaro has seen the challenges and problems of corporate leadership, particularly over the past few years in regards to poor decision-making, SEC violations, and record breaking financial settlements in a number of different industries.
With over two decades of executive training, speaking, writing and with real life experiences, his view and approach to ethics in the workplace is uniquely different. He emphasizes that ethics is a moment-to-moment choice and has little to do with position, titles, personalities or education. Ethics is everybody’s responsibility from the top down.
His goal is to help organizations to:
a. Strengthen their ethics training initiatives in order to significantly decrease the odds of an ethical/compliance violation.
b. Energize, train and motivate employees to understand the value of consistent “high road” behavior as a business advantage.
c. Support individuals and thereby the organization by contributing to its success by quality, ongoing values based leadership development.
Frank is known for his very practical, slightly irreverent, yet somewhat humorous approach to ethics and leadership development. His conversational style and real life stories connect with his audience in a personal, intense and practical level.
Companies such as Bayer Healthcare, BP, ReMax International, EnMax Energy, Danone, etc. have partnered with Frank when they want to proactively stress the message, tools, insights and practical applications that good ethics IS good for business!