The theme for the December issue of Leadership Guide Magazine is “High Performance Ethics”
“Are ethics something we can just make up? And if so, who gets to decide what they are? Whatever definition we choose. We seem to be left with a chintzy version of ethics, a meager echo of past philosophies.” This quote captures the direct, clear approach of High Performance Ethics by Wes Cantrell and James R. Lucas. They then go on to prove via specific, practical actions in 10 timeless principles “the durability and triumph of solid ethics.”
The first article in the December issue of the FREE Leadership Guide Magazine is titled “High Performance Ethics: A Review of an Ethical Leadership Classic.” “In the world of business, character is what makes you; what makes you smart or dull, good or bad, strong or weak, and delightful or obnoxious to others. It is the most important feature of every person, but very few leaders put forth genuine effort to look for it,” say Cantrell and Lucas. Their book is a compendium of honest, “real-world” case studies and practical, achievable steps to being an ethical person and leading others.
In our second article titled “Protect the Souls,” we focus on an intriguing chapter of the same name. In the chapter, the authors pin down the factors that create ineffective ethical leadership, so we can learn the opposite. “As high performance leaders,” they conclude, “we have to understand that we are dealing with valuable souls and that we will find the greatest success by raising people from their knees and placing them on our shoulders.”
We hope these informative articles help you to be a more effective, ethical leader.
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