Tag: ethical dimension

What does “Doing what’s right” really mean?

What does “Doing what’s right” really mean?

“I did what I thought was right, given the circumstances, given my knowledge at the time, given the pressures on me at the time.” Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding leader. “Doing what’s right” lies at the heart of ethical leadership. In business there’s always room for debate about what this means […]

ANALYSIS: Performance Management  for an Ethical Culture

ANALYSIS: Performance Management for an Ethical Culture

With additional comments by compliance expert Richard Bistrong Checking up on employees to see they’re doing their job well is in disarray. Most managers hate doing annual performance reviews. Many completely fail to do it properly or at all. Those on the receiving end of appraisals–to give performance management yet another […]

Why chasing GDP makes life worse, not better.

Why chasing GDP makes life worse, not better.

“We can no longer simply use GDP growth rates to decide who the [party] heroes are,” President Xi Jinping speaking to party leaders in June 2014. [2] Instead, China’s leaders are adopting a new Quality of Life [QOL]measure. This is a significant cultural, economic and ethical shift. It has potentially […]

The high cost of leaders who lose their moral compass

The high cost of leaders who lose their moral compass

Little sympathy can be spared for bosses with a record of ethical failures. Often though, their resulting downfall proves the start of an incredibly costly and seemingly endless saga of damage repair as successors try to pick up the pieces. Almost simultaneously, both CEOs of global security companies Serco and […]