As business issues and practices can disrupt, challenge and even distort one’s mission, time needs to be taken, on a regular basis to stop, and clarify your leadership mission.
Use these questions as a basis to aid the process of self reflection:
1. What is your basic purpose in your profession?
2. What are (or should be) your principal functions, roles, present and future?
3. What is your uniqueness that you bring to your profession?
4. What is different about your business from what it was 3-5 years ago?
5. What is likely to be different about your business 3-5 years in the future?
6. How will your role/function change and why?
7. What ethical issues, and personal values are important to your future?
8. What to you need to learn or do to meet the challenges of 1-7?
9. Design a plan and timetable to focus on your answer to #8.
If leaders do not continually discern their effectiveness, their mission, and the role ethics and values play in their roles, who isn’t shortchanged in the business they’re leading?
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!