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…

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…

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…

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…

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." …

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…