By Linda Fisher Thornton
Is your ethics training focused on positive values? In spite of all the bad news you’ve seen in the media about ethics, we don’t build ethical cultures by focusing on the negative. Let’s face it – thinking about fraud, embezzlement and conflict of interest won’t make us better leaders. But that’s what many of us are focusing on in our organizations.
The future of ethical leadership is intentional, proactive and positive.
We need to stop focusing on NEGATIVE examples (what we don’t want) and start focusing on what ethical leadership looks like in action (what we do want). Ethical leadership at its best looks POSITIVE. That’s where we need to be focused in our conversations and our leader development.
Only by intentionally focusing on positive ethical values are we ethical leaders.
Only by intentionally focusing on positive ethical values do we create ethical workplaces.
Operating in the…
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