We usually think about ethics as big stuff, like stealing something, invading someone’s privacy, or threatening someone. However, ethics come into play in every action and every decision we make, every day. What has been largely overlooked are the subtle interpersonal and personal actions that eventually lead to larger consequences for individuals and organizations.
We are at a pivotal point in our history where our collective and individual freedom has been compromised by a lack of focus on ethics. There is a need for a common language and collective understanding of ethics more than ever before. Three things we often don’t realize about ethics hold us back from peace and potential.
Use the principles to navigate decisions with confidence, lower your stress, make human-centered progress, and make more genuine connections and relationships built on trust.
It’s not just essential to design your own ethical system for your team or organization but to have an ethical system and language that spans across organizations and industries. This change has to begin with leaders that are interested in ethics and see the value of a common language of ethics.
Part of leading rather than following is bringing awareness to actions and leadership habits that do not foster peace and engagement on the part of the whole and the part of individuals. There is always a way to drive progress while making the process clear and enjoyable for the team members involved. In this blog, I’ll detail three ways that you can begin to change how you lead your team in order to cultivate both peace and progress. These three changes to how you lead can make a huge positive impact on the progress and engagement of your team.
In business and in life, we are most accustomed to setting goals. While goals enable forward progress and help us feel productive, advanced leaders that achieve truly impactful results begin with intentions. Advanced leaders understand the importance of intentions in business and in life.
If you’re a leader striving to delegate more to your team members to open time in your calendar but struggling to feel confident that they’re ready to take ownership without your direction and guidance, here are some ways to start the delegation and transition process.
We are all always changing and evolving – even the most seasoned of leaders. As the environment and conditions around us change (which is always happening), we change, too. Great leaders are self-aware because they continuously practice Self-Study.
Discipline is a trait of many great leaders. Individuals are often given a position of leadership because they have shown that they have the strength to follow through with producing impactful results, often in the face of challenge. Leaders learn that discipline is an important tool. When we work up the discipline to follow through on something challenging and meaningful, it feels good. When we work through resistance, we build strength and we learn more about the work, the world, and ourselves, too.
Stepping into leadership means that we guide our team toward the big-picture mission and keep positive momentum going day-to-day. Teams have objectives to work toward and it’s up to the leader to design the approach and drive progress. There is a long, continuous path to collectively take on together. Over time, amongst the day-to-day work, team members often loose sight of the big picture mission and objectives, the progress that is made, and where attention should really be placed.