The Ideal Employer: A – Z

 

 The Ideal Employer A-Z: By Michael Josephson Accepts responsibility. Believes in the mission. Cares about employees. Demonstrates good character. Energize creativity. Fixes problems. Gives credit where due. Holds him/herself accountable. Is honest and responsible. Justly deals with disputes. Knows what is going on. Leads rather than commands. Makes hard decisions. Never kills the messenger. Obtains needed resources. Prepares for contingencies. Quells …

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 …