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Leadership and…Effectiveness: Does Multitasking Work?

According to scientists, continual multitasking doesn't work. It rewires the brain to expect everything to be handled in short spans of time. It restricts the amount of focused brain energy that we can use to get our work done. You…

Trends: How Businesses are Changing their Corporate Responsibility

A recent two-part article by Fast Company blogger Alice Korngold includes trends and predictions about how businesses are changing their corporate responsibility. Here is a small sample of the useful information you'll find by reading the article: "Three interrelated predictions: First,…

Case Study: Is Withholding Information From Other Leaders Unethical?

Is it unethical to withhold information?  Let's use a case study to explore the question. "Company in the Process of Releasing a New Product" We are in the process of fine-tuning the product and getting ready to train employees on how it  works and what…

Leadership and…Snap Judgements: Clearly Irresponsible Driver

We never have all of the information that the other person does. Why are we so quick to judge? Here is a recent example of how a well-meaning person can go wrong. There is a strong message here for leaders... I was driving on…

Ethics Schmethics: What Skeptics are Saying

Here is a website (called appropriately EthicsCrisis.com) where readers can confess their ethical misdeeds and have them rated by level from 1 to 10. Guess what? The ethical misdeed "We totally fabricated our numbers" is only rated a 6 out…

Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks

The link for the Caux Roundtable Principles for Responsible Business appeared in a previous post. Here are more global ethics benchmarks that may be useful to you in your journey toward responsible business leadership: Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks article by Dubinski and…

Leadership and Filters: Consumer Shopping Filters Have Changed

This is the first post in a new category called "Leadership and ..." which will include research, trends and new ways of thinking that impact organizational leadership. One of the interesting things in our sector, if you look at media and technology and…

Business Ethics Trends

The Business Ethics Report 2009, published by the Ethics Resource Center at Ethicspoint.com, shows that while business ethics improved during the recession, there is concern about sustaining that improvement when the economy improves. 2009 Business Ethics Study by the St. James Ethics…

Collaborative Leadership is the New App

Collaborative leadership includes such broad skills as trust building and using systems thinking in solving problems. While it has been discussed primarily in public policy settings and science classes in the past, leadership programs around the world are now offering entire courses in collaborative leadership. The idea of collaborative leadership as essential in today's complex business world is catching on. It is being seen as a source of competitive advantage for those organizations who are embracing it and using it well.

C-Suite Leaders: Are You Using the Global Principles for Responsible Business?

Beyond complying with laws and regulations, what should C-Suite leaders be doing about ethical leadership and responsible business practices? CEOs, CLOs, CHROs and other C-Suite leaders should be working together to ensure that every leader is doing business responsibly and ethically. But what does "doing business responsibly and ethically" look…

Convergence of Leadership Challenges

In my consulting and teaching, I have observed the convergence of a number of diverse forces that create pressure on leaders.  No, not the level of challenges that include tighter deadlines and leaner staffing. Bigger challenges, like how to think through a problem with a group,…

Leadership Resolutions for 2010

There are many forces making it difficult for good leaders to succeed. Increasing Pace of Work, Volatile Economic Times,  Constant Change, Employees Seeking Meaningful Work, Leaner Staffing... Which leaders will successfully work through these problems in the new year? The ones that: Work Smarter,…