How Well are We Doing? For those who want to be able to assess their progress toward ethical standards, this week I'm sharing tools for comparing business practices with global ethical standards.
What is the Precautionary Principle? Simply stated, the Precautionary Principle asks us to err on the side of caution. Following the Precautionary Principle as business leaders, for example, we would avoid using product ingredients that may be harmful in addition to avoiding those that we know are harmful. We would do more than simply follow the law - we would make the decision that would be in the best long-term interests of our customers and other stakeholders.
Honoring Human Rights As business leaders, it is our responsibility to honor human rights in all that we do. Article 1 of the The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Leading in a Complex Global Context I did some research about global trends and challenges and how they will change the way we lead in the future. The answers I found explain why we sometimes feel that we're in a perpetual state of disequilibrium.
How to Use The Leading in Context® Website Consider how you want to find information and then click on the link below: ◊ To understand the evolving definition of "leading ethically" in a global society (Review Selected Posts) ◊ To follow my curiosity (Scan the Blog Index for titles that interest you!)
As we enter 2012, these trend reports will give you a sense of where the world is going in a variety of different areas, from responsible leadership to social media, branding, consumerism, mobile apps and web design, food and color trends. Enjoy!
The idea for this post came from a reader's comment about how new the area of social media leadership is to the leadership community (Thanks Justin!). Here are some resources that will help you lead others through engagement with social media engagement and the new ways we communicate in business today: