“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – it’s always about the goal.” – Michael Josephson
Leadership is not a matter of authority, it is a matter of influence. A true leader teaches others to understand more, motivates them to be more and inspire them to become more. – Michael Josephson.
Take a look around. Business, education, politics. If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of, it’s good leaders —men and women who have the vision and the ability to change things for the better.
Most corporate compliance programs consist of little more than cursory, general and uninspiring training not likely to inspire the conscience or ethical decision-making. Still, these
Is the conduct I’m considering consistent with my obligations to be trustworthy? Am I prepared to be truthful, sincere and candid? Is it consistent with what I believe and what I say? Have I made any promises I will have to break? Am I being disloyal to anyone? Will I be treating everyone with appropriate respect? Is my conduct courteous …
Mignon McLaughlin tells us, “People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage.” Courage comes in two forms: physical courage and moral courage.
While conducting a workshop on corporate values for senior executives of a Fortune 100company, I suggested that promise-keeping was a central aspect of trustworthiness, that it is an ethical as well as a legal responsibility to keep commitments. The company’s legal counsel objected strenuously. “Hold on!” he said. He explained that whether the company decided to live up to an agreement was a …
A common source of ethical insensitivity is a legalistic attitude toward ethics that says that if an action is legal or within some set of “rules,” then it’s acceptable and therefore ethical. The prevalence of this notion explains why so many people accused of wrongdoing hide behind technical interpretations of the law. They boast that they were not indicted or …
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