Ethical leadership Feed

What Makes for a Good Leader in the Workplace?

Thoughts on Understanding Leadership Last week I wrote a blog about the importance of ethical leadership in the workplace. I addressed the qualities of an ethical leader including honesty, trustworthiness, fair-minded, responsible, accountable, and having integrity. Martin Luenendonk also addresses “The Qualities of an Ethical Leader.” He describes a variety... Read more →


The Role of Ethical Leadership in Organizational Culture

What Are the Qualities of an Ethical, Competent Leader? When we think about ethical leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is: What is Ethics? Simply stated, ethics is about knowing what the right thing to do is in a variety of circumstances and carrying out ethical intent with... Read more →


What is the "Speak Up Culture" in the Workplace?

Relationship to the “Cancel Culture” I was glancing through LinkedIn posts and found one by Tanya Finnie about the Speak Up Culture. Having blogged many times before about the cancel culture, I was intrigued to find out more about the speak up culture and its relationship to cancel culture. “Speak... Read more →


What is Ethics Washing?

Google’s Failed Attempt to Create an Ethics Advisory Panel No, it is not about washing your clothes in a responsible way. Ethics Washing refers to the practice of ethical window dressing. It is where an organization gives lip service to ethics to make it seem as though it acts responsibly... Read more →


Creating a Trust-Based Culture in the Workplace

Psychological Safety Promotes Trust Where Employees Feel Safe Speaking Out What is Corporate Culture? The culture of an organization says a lot about what it stands for. Organizations that commit to ethical decision-making tend to instill a culture that promotes doing the right thing regardless of the cost. They view... Read more →


The Difference Between Fear-Based and Trust-Based Workplace Cultures

Building Workplace Ethics A lot has been written about fear-based and trust-based cultures in the workplace. A fear-based workplace is a place where fear drives behavior. Decisions are made because of the severity of the consequences of acting outside the prevailing culture. A trust-based workplace is where ethical leaders make... Read more →


What Does Ethical Leadership in Business Look Like?

Doing the Right Thing and Being the Right Person Ethical leadership is a critical component of an ethical organizational environment. The systems must be in place to establish a culture of responsibility, accountability, and trust but that matters little if top management does not walk the talk of ethics. For... Read more →