Your Reputation may be one of the most important assets you have as a Leader. How’s yours? Leadership coach and author, Ron Carucci, suggests that we each need to pay special attention to one particular aspect of our reputation – our trustworthiness. He suggests four key practices to build trustworthiness between ourselves and others: 1. Be Who You Say You Are. … [Read more...] about How is Your Reputation?
Have you ever worked for someone you didn’t trust? Maybe it was hard to put your finger on why, so you just chalked it up to mismatch of personalities. Or maybe you’re leading a team that doesn’t seem to trust you! What’s behind that? A forthcoming book by Sandra Sucher and Shalene Gupta can help you diagnose the reasons behind not trusting – or not being trusted – and … [Read more...] about Earning Your Team’s Trust
The author of a recent article in Harvard Business Review suggests that we are in the midst of an “ethical revolution” in which leaders and organizations are held more accountable for their behavior. We can all be part of this “revolution” by using some of these ideas to help make integrity more than a written code of ethics. *Leadership, Leadership, Leadership. Nothing … [Read more...] about Valuing Integrity
While “embracing diversity” is being promoted broadly as a sound business practice, authors of a recent article in Harvard Business Review point out that it takes more than “add diversity and stir.” Simply employing a more diverse work force is not enough to leverage business results. They suggest that organizations need to develop a “learning-and-effectiveness paradigm” … [Read more...] about Culture is Key to Embracing Diversity
Most white people do not understand their “white privilege.” I include myself in that category. Through reflection and dialogue with non-white people, I feel that I am understanding my privilege more and more. But I know that I don’t fully get it. The difficulty for many of us white people is that we don’t see it playing out through our lives. It’s just the life we … [Read more...] about The White Privilege Secret