Ethical Leadership Resources. LeadinginContext™.com

Free Business Ethics Resources that provide a clear, up-to-date context for leading responsibly have been added to the Leading in Context LLC website under "Resources." A Case Study for Leaders that  addresses a common problem  -  senior management not listening to the concerns of other business leaders in the…

Ethical Leadership Matters Now, More Than Ever

Linda Fisher Thornton's Guest Column that appeared in Monday's Richmond Times Dispatch explains the quickly changing landscape of ethical leadership, why the ethical leadership movement is gaining momentum, and why ethical leadership matters now, more than ever. "Ethical Leadership Matters Now, More…

Dealing With Chemicals: A Corporate Plan

Chemistry is not just confounding high school students these days. Corporate leaders are dealing with the complications of using  chemicals in an age where responsible leadership practices are expected, and where businesses are held accountable for how they impact consumer health and the environment.…

The Bottom-Line Benefits of Sustainability (Written By a CFO)

Selling the sustainability mindset within your organization may require some preparation and persistence. Not all C-suite leaders may be convinced that sustainability will pay off for the company in the long run, and CFOs may be particularly hard to convince. Kurt Kuehn…

Leadership and…Ethical Brand Value

Brand Value is more important than ever, and ethical leadership is an important part of it. Trendwatching.com's April free briefing (so check it out soon!) is called "Brand Butlers: Why Serving is the New Selling."  Here is an excerpt: With…

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…