Leading with Honor

Leadership Strategies that Achieve and Inspire

Class Summary

(based on last 3 sessions)

This session deals with important aspects of leadership—those having to do with practices and behavior that model the way for a credible, ethical, and honorable workplace.

LDR295 3.0 Combinable 0.23
One 3.5-hour session
Michael Wade

Executives, managers, and supervisors.

  • Avoid management practices that create hypocrisy and erode credibility.
  • Send a clear message of integrity, vision, and values.
  • Handle with ease external and internal pressures to behave dishonorably.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of vigorous vs. caring virtues.
  • Address management policies and practices that inadvertently encourage unethical behavior.
  • Deal with turf wars, difficult employees, staff conflict, and political pressures in a consistent, ethical manner.
  • The evolving definition of leadership
    • Why what you learned in the past may be wrong
    • How leadership differs from management
    • How management by objectives can produce problems
  • Caring virtues and vigorous virtues
    • What happens when one group is neglected
    • The one virtue that is key to resolving sensitive employee relations problems
  • Case examples
    • Reverse delegation
    • Performance evaluation confrontations
    • Practices that inadvertently reward poor performance
  • Considering the organization’s influence
  • Dishonorable versus honorable leadership
  • Case examples
    • Rebounding from bad decisions
    • Dealing with negative employees
    • Avoiding the “we/they” syndrome
  • The Josephson Institute of Ethics decision-making model
  • A sample decision-making guide from a local organization
    • How employees are empowered to do the right thing
    • How leaders are created
  • Leadership from within–the significant of inside-out vs. outside-in