“Building trust is the foundation of all leadership success … no one will give 100% to someone they don’t trust” — Fred A. Manske Jr. author of Secrets of Effective Leadership — a Practical Guide to Success.
Ethical, effective organizations do not “just happen,” and they do not self-maintain. There must be a solid foundation, solid building blocks, and continual ongoing maintenance of the structure. It is a sobering truth: any one of these building blocks can be flawed and bring down the most impressive of organizations. We must never forget the lessons of Enron.
In the November issue of the FREE Leadership Guide Magazine we feature two articles about revisiting the basics in organizations … re-evaluation that often becomes necessary when we have gotten too complex and forgotten the simple truths of everyday ethics.
In “The Foundation and Building Blocks of Ethical Organizations” (CLICK HERE) the key components critical to ethical, effective organizations are identified and discussed.
In “Building and Maintaining Trust in Ethical Organizations,” (CLICK HERE) we focus in on one of the key building blocks that, without which, will be guaranteed to eventually destroy all others.
You build, you maintain. Sounds simple, but it is not easy. The articles this month capture the key necessities in practical ways that make the challenge of operating a successful operation more approachable.
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline: carrying it out."–Stephen Covey
“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." —Peter Drucker
“People ask the difference between a leader and a boss: the leader works in the open, the boss in covert. The leader leads, the boss drives."–Theodore Roosevelt
“The quality of the leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."–Ray Kroc
Article by Linda Hatcher, Editor