Posts Tagged ‘Ethical Leadership’

what-is-your-leadership-style3This is a very insightful post by Dr. Rick Johnson of CEO Strategist LLC. Dr. Johnson states, and we concur, “Servant-leadership encourages collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and the ethical use of power and empowerment.” We suggest you think about which model fits your leadership style, and how you leverage servant leadership within your own organizations, and amongst internal and external stakeholders. In these economic times, it is critical to re-evaluate our decision-making processes, and ensure they are aligned with a set of principles that encourages trust in individuals, organizations, and brands.
Lead. Thrive. Trust and be Trusted.

There isn’t much doubt that most effective high impact leaders are driven by a model. This is true even when that effective leader doesn’t take the time to define his personal unique model. A model is an intangible tool that leaders use to predict future outcomes of current decisions; a tool that not only enhances personal creativity but encourages creativity in the minds of their employees. (more…)


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Trust as CompetencyThis article is brought to you by one of our heroes: Mr. Stephen M. R. Covey.

As we develop Synergy’s Return on Trust model, we highlight examples of increased trust driving business performance, customer loyalty, and employee passion – even in our most difficult economic times. Enjoy. Thrive. Trust and Be Trusted.

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust, French novelist

One of the most significant things today’s leaders and organizations can do to achieve and sustain superior performance is to look at “trust” through new eyes.

Typically, trust is assumed, taken for granted, misunderstood and severely underestimated. As the French proverb says, “Fish discover water last.” In other words, fish are so immersed in the presence of water that they are unaware of its existence – until the water gets too low or becomes polluted. In the same way, people discover trust last. We become so immersed in the presence of trust that we take its existence for granted – until the trust gets dangerously low or polluted. Then we become painfully aware of the effects of its poor quality or absence. (more…)

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