VIDEO: Great Leaders Make a Difference

“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

Principled Reasoning: Using the Six Pillars of Character as a Filter for Decision Making

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 …

Do business organizations have a moral obligation to keep promises?

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 …