Chief Human Resources Officer is Business Strategist

Chief HR Officers are playing key strategic roles in businesses now, including helping the organization manage risks and priorities, and finding and engaging the talent needed to meet business goals. This informative report from Deloitte describes the role as that of both strategist and steward:…

Ethical Leadership is Crucial to Profitability

Being an ethical leader is the right thing to do.  And it pays off.  There is a paradox that makes this information difficult for some experienced leaders to act on. Some business leaders are so concerned with the bottom line and shareholder value that they…

Top Resources for Implementing Leadership Ethics Training

After my article about leadership ethics training (Full-Text Article) ran in the September issue of Training and Development magazine,  I learned that readers were having trouble finding resources for implementing ethics programs for leaders that incorporated the broader definition of "ethical leadership." …

About This Blog and an Opportunity to Help Shape it

This blog was started in order to help leaders find cutting edge, research-based, practical tools for improving leadership and leadership development in today's business world.  The focus is on ethical, results-based leadership. "There are a variety of reasons why CLOs are finding…

OpenCourseWare Helps Businesses Afford Leadership Development

MIT is offering high quality handouts and exercises for businesses to to use in corporate education - free.  MIT OpenCourseWare includes actual MIT teaching materials from previous years, including leader notes and handouts. Using  high quality MIT handouts and exercises will add credibility to your leadership…

“Leadership Ethics Training: Why is it So Hard to Get it Right?”

"The headlines are full of stories about unethical leaders. We know from following those stories that unethical leadership can ruin a company. Why, then, are experienced Chief Learning Officers having difficulty implementing effective training in Leadership Ethics?" My article "Leadership…

Training Measurement Resource

For those of you who requested more information about training metrics, this 2008 book may be especially helpful to you. By Josh Bersin, it's called The Training Measurement Book. Check it out on Amazon.com. For New Blog Posts, visit LeadinginContext.com/Blog For more, see…

“Accountability in Human Resource Management”

Jack Phillips, the guru of training measurement has written a book that helps HR executives measure their contribution to the organization's results and engage senior management in the work of improving performance.  Details available at Amazon.com. For New Blog Posts, visit LeadinginContext.com/Blog For more, see…

The CEO and Human Resources, Working Together

This link takes you to a slideshow about "How CEOs can Inspire Their HR Teams". It includes some interesting diagrams showing how HR is assuming a more strategic role in the organization. For New Blog Posts, visit LeadinginContext.com/Blog For more, see Linda’s book 7…

Employee Engagement: The Importance of Management

This article called "Employee-Engagement-The-Key-to-Improving-Performance" highlights the importance of management in organizational success. It provides good information for human resource managers about what employees need from management in order to feel engaged in their work. For New Blog Posts, visit LeadinginContext.com/Blog For more, see…

Research Ties Ethics to Business Success

Research Ties Ethics to Business Success    This article provides highlights of the research by Dr. Michael McCuddy, who was honored as having written the best ethics or business law paper of 2007 by the International Journal of Business and Economics. For New Blog…

Great Article About What Went Wrong Ethically in the Economic Collapse

Take a look at this article at ethisphere.com. It is a compelling read for those who are interested in the link between business ethics and the economic collapse.   For New Blog Posts, visit LeadinginContext.com/Blog For more, see new book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question…

Leadership Ethics and Creating Organizational Value

As choices and challenges become more complex, it is increasingly difficult for leaders to know how to "do the right thing." Is doing the right thing completely defined by the organization's stated values? What if those values end up causing…