Tag Archives: “ethical leadership”

Collaborative culture deliberately led - Jade SoftwareA collaborative culture doesn’t happen by accident. It needs to be deliberately led, reinforced by organisational values, integrated into the culture of the organisation and grown with a bit of pizzazz. One of the best examples of this can be found at Jade Software, in Christchurch, New Zealand. The company focuses on complex business problems solved beautifully. I love that!

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Ethical behaviour matters more than ever before. Leaders who understand this are more likely to attract staff and clients. The ‘pull’ factor, the growing of a tribe and the accelerating emphasis on corporate social responsibility all point to ethical leadership as being a key trait.

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Greatest Goal IIIt’s the time of year when many of us look back, consider the goals we set, and review our successes. That is exactly what I have been doing. Over the year I have worked with wonderful leaders in New Zealand, Australia, Ghana, United Arab Emirates and Thailand. I have worked with a diverse range of industries and people, with the common thread of wanting to think beyond the status quo. It has been a real privilege to help others develop their aspirational futures and work to create future focused organisations. Read blog post >

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Trinket CompassHow would you like a video about your organisation and your leadership of it, to be seen by millions of people? Sound exciting? What about if the message was negative rather than positive? Still so keen?

Ethical leaders have a moral compass and follow it. Clients and employees increasingly value fairness and equity. This is a trend organisations ignore at their peril. Read blog post >

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As technology continues to grow rapidly we will be faced with some interesting dilemmas as humans. In order to develop leaders to cope with these challenges we will need to instil a high degree of ethical leadership in them. As computers begin sensing things for themselves, predicting your needs and interacting with their environments, it will be increasingly difficult to determine the boundaries between humans and machines.

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In 2013, leaders will be under scrutiny as never before. They will be judged for their ethical behaviour, and this judgement will be accessible to the world through social media. We have already seen this demand for fairness and equality, as the gap between rich and poor grows.  This trend has sent ripples around the world, as demonstrated by the following examples: Read blog post >

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Never before has influence been more important. Influence creates ripples that can gain momentum and make waves. We know that influence can also be negative. Future leaders must be clear – influence must be about changing the world for the better….bit by bit….

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Last weekend I had the privilege of working with a group of educational volunteers who are preparing to work in India, supporting untrained teachers to teach. They will be heading off in another month to work with seven schools. These schools serve the underprivileged in remote areas, in slums and in the city areas. They have limited resources yet they treat their work as a privilege. It is certainly a privilege to learn alongside them. Read blog post >

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My thinking for 2012 is very much focused on ‘future leadership’ trends. Of course there are some aspects of leadership that remain just as important. But I’m particularly interested in what I see as the emerging patterns, weak signals and new expectations. The following themes seem to be dominant: Read blog post >

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