Leadership Insights on Leading with Values & Ethics

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There is no ethics rulebook. That means leaders need to define expectations and values, and consider the long-term impact of decisions. Most important, leaders must always put ethics before profits, even if it costs more in the short run.


  • Acquire insights on being effective and ethical leaders of tomorrow by keeping high moral standards and expectations and not letting profitability compromise ethical values and decision-making.
    Acquire insights on how leaders can commit to a life-long journey of learning to acquire ethical competence.
    Acquire insights on being effective and ethical leaders of tomorrow by positively impacting change without compromising of moral standards.
    Acquire insights on different virtues and values to conduct yourself ethically in the workplace.
  • Acquire insights on work ethics that not only help avoid penalties and fines, but also feel valued enough to reach one's true potential.
    Acquire insights on ethical dimensions and how they impact business decisions.
    Acquire insights on how to deal with ethical dilemmas at the workplace.
    Acquire insights on the core values that will help employees choose what is the right thing to do when ethics appear to be conflict with profits.


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    1.  Leading from a Strong Moral Center
    2m 6s
    Profitability is not a strong guiding value when we make ethical decisions; profitability substitutes money for morality. Keep ethical expectations and values on the wall, on the meeting agenda, and on the radar. Describe what ethics looks like, especially in gray areas. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  Ethical Leaders Commit to Learning
    2m 10s
    Ethical competence is a moving target. We need to embark on a life-long personal learning journey. Linda Fisher Thornton tells of a baker who bakes gluten-free bread. He switched to rice flour, which is cheaper but has arsenic. He didn't know because he hadn’t kept up. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Leading for the Long Run
    2m 5s
    Ethical leaders maximize their positive impact and minimize their negative impact. They do good without doing harm. They think in terms of long term impact; not just short-term gain. The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Virtues and Values
    3m 34s
    Virtues are credibility; reliability; intimacy; and low self-orientation; i.e.; individual trustworthiness. Values encourage trust in the organization: focus on others; collaboration; focus on relationships; and transparency. Work on one virtue and value each day. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Ethics: Penalties to Potential
    1m 55s
    Ethics is more than avoiding fines; penalties; and sanctions. Ethics also involves care. Not hitting people in the workplace means we should care for them. Envision organizations where people feel valued. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Ethics of Business Decisions
    3m 7s
    Most business decisions have ethical dimensions. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  There's No Right Way to Do a Wrong Thing
    4m 7s
    In an ethical dilemma at Whirlpool everyone is given permission to ask the question. The recall of a microwave oven at considerable expense to the company is an example. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Honoring Ethics and Profit
    2m 14s
    If we talk more about profits than ethics; employees will assume that profits are more important. Your core values should help employees choose when ethics and profits appear to conflict—when the right thing to do may lower the quarterly numbers. FREE ACCESS


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