By Linda Fisher Thornton
Are your leaders prepared for the year ahead? Each day will bring new challenges, and to succeed within ethical boundaries, we’ll all need a clear picture of “good leadership.”
This series is an annual tradition and this year’s post includes 18 quotes (each linked to a post with leadership guidance) to inspire you to grow your leadership skills to be ready for whatever 2018 may bring. Part 1 includes the first 9.
Leaders who solve complex problems need a special blend of qualities – the curiosity to untangle the variables, the persistence to keep trying, and the openness to change beliefs and strategies as answers emerge from the chaos.
Challenges are “loud” and urgent. People need to learn how to think through their difficult challenges while staying grounded in ethical values. The first step is making it clear that our values always drive our choices. To avoid having your team get pulled away from ethics, exercise your “values voice.”
Ethics-rich leadership, after all, isn’t about position power – it’s about values power. It treats values as the essential business tools they are. Ethics-rich leaders will reap the ultimate rewards – in transformational performance.
While uncertainty is hallmark of great leadership, there is one thing leaders should always be sure about in a rapidly changing global context. It helps them navigate the uphill terrain of perpetual uncertainty. What is it that they should always be sure about? Their values.
As we approach 2018, make sure each leader in your organization is clear about values and ready to adapt to increasing ethical expectations.
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