EmployeeEXP: 5G, Ethical Leadership, Achieving access, speed, and organizational efficiencies through ethical leadership.
Guidepost – define individual and organizational character and performance standards
Growth – explore the role of IQ, EQ, and CQ in the personal growth process.
Gratefulness—ability to share and show gratitude
Grit – Combined with Gratefulness, courageous leaders operate in alignment with their personal character framework (Intellectual Humility and Vulnerability.)
Generosity – to team, peers and leadership
Guidepost, Generosity, Growth, Gratefulness, Grit
Three constituents: Residents, Direct Reports, and Peers.
Today we’ll explore
1) ethics is not an abstract or scholarly construct and
2) ethics as represented by one’s character is apparent nearly everyday
3) being clear in one’s ethical framework enables you to better support your stakeholders and reports
Be here at 8:20
Be here at 12:50
Defining individual character and performance standards—two thoughts:
what you do/how you act when no one is looking and
would you want something on the front page?
Vision StatementImprove the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Polk County.Mission StatementThe mission of Polk County Government is to serve and represent the public with integrity. (quality of being honest and having strong moral principles)
Great place to start with first exercise…exploring the opportunities and challenges of operating with integrity
Room is divided into four groups
Each group is given a portion of the Darden Moral Relativism case study – The definitions and a single example
Each group works together to develop two statements 1) a statement that supports the action taken in the case, and 2) a case that denounces the action taken.
After 10 minutes the groups report out their two statements—1) the rationale behind them, 2) how the scenario might show up in their department
As I shared, our personal set of biases are learned from just about the moment we arrived
Because they are so ingrained, every one of us is subject to having our emotions hijacked or to act without thinking based on a biased assumption—remember the Eagles fan standing here.
Above the line and below the line…
Only paying attention to news stories that confirm your opinions
Assuming that everyone else shares your opinions or beliefs
Learning a little about a topic and then assuming you know all there is to know about it
Unfortunately, our biases sometimes trip us up, leading to poor decisions and bad judgments.
Be here 9:20
Be here 1:40
As leaders, we have a choice as to how to communicate and engage with others.
We have power and responsibility over their own journey as well as the journey of their team members.
Misperceptions of ethics e.g. brought up by good people, they are naturally ethical, conduct themselves appropriately in the workplace…
Another misperception—we gain life experience, we naturally develop ethical behavior.
Difference between Values and ethics
Values are qualities that are desirable, or qualities to aspire to—more subjective than ethics.
When companies just have values, they’re skipping over ethics.
Be here 11:25
Be here 4:00
First place to start are three relatively easy action steps
Mentor / Sponsor
Start the conversation with your teams
As a leader, apply the IM skills—share with your BOD