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…

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,…

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." …

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…