Ethical Leadership

What does it mean to be an ethical leader and how can ethical leadership strategies help you and your team improve morale and performance?

Research shows that employee conduct is, to some extent, related to the ethical behaviors and messages they receive from their leaders. And virtuous leadership is profitable. Over a two year period, companies whose employees rated their CEO as virtuous had an average return on assets of 9.35% compared to only 1.93% for companies whose employees rated their CEO as having low character.

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

What does it mean to be an ethical leader and how can ethical leadership strategies help you and your team improve morale and performance? Research shows that employee conduct is, to some extent, related to the ethical behaviors and messages they receive from their leaders. And virtuous leadership is profitable. Over a two year period, companies whose employees rated their CEO as virtuous had an average return on assets of 9.35% compared to only 1.93% for companies whose employees rated their CEO as having low character.

Character Strengths

Live into your best self by discovering your personal strengths of character and learning how to amplify your strengths in your professional life.

Moral Excellence

How can leaders stay true to themselves amidst competing priorities? Moral excellence goes beyond values-based training programs to realize what it means to lead with courage and how you can center yourself with the right people and processes for living into your best self.

Leadership Credo

Have you ever wanted to articulate your own vision of what it means to be a virtuous leader? Credo means, “I believe.” This workshop gives you time to reflect on what you believe and how to manifest your beliefs within the context of your professional life.

Character Strengths as a pathway to well-being

To strengthen a person’s ability to make choices that reflect their own virtues, leadership training centers on the teaching of character strengths, which enable people to realize their true potential.

For leaders, character strengths training is primarily offered as a workshop in which business leaders learn about their own character strengths and their peers’ strengths. They then learn how to lead according to their strengths and how to transmit meaning and purpose to their teams.

For teams, character strengths training supports individual self-awareness in addition to promoting positive team dynamics such as psychological safety and collaboration.

A Virtue-Ethics Foundation
Virtue ethics is a philosophy that encourages people to draw on their own strengths of character when deciding how to act. Aristotle believed that people, for the most part, possess the ability to make the right choice in any given situation by honoring their own virtues. He also claimed that people become more adept at acting in accordance with their virtues through practice and careful reflection. Character strengths training enables people to live into their own virtues, and therefore

Moral Excellence

Leaders seeking to conduct their professional lives in a manner that reflects their best self should learn more about our Moral Excellence program. According to Aristotle, excellence is defined as actions taken in order to manifest the very best for all concerned. In order to act with moral excellence, leaders need to understand how to maintain a clear awareness of the moral implications of their choices, perspective for how others will be affected by their actions—or lack of actions, and how to lead with courage when it matters most.

Research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania with leaders who have taken big risks in order to uphold their values reveals the fundamental decision points in leading with courage. These moral exemplars offer sage advice and practical wisdom to help you build your moral awareness and define your method of staying true to your beliefs throughout your career.

Leadership Credo

Balancing priorities, overcoming adversity, and inspiring others are three indispensable traits of strong leaders that derive from personal values. To find our way in the sea of noise around us, where others voice opinions that do not reflect our own moral fiber, we must learn to listen intently to the voice inside. We must seek solutions to external problems by looking inside ourselves. After all, our legacy should be defined by contributions that make us proud. Establishing a crystallized view of who we want to be and how we want to lead is a reliable and soul-fulfilling process.