No Turning Back: The unstoppable advance of ethical leadership in business
November 12, 2014
Hosted by Marcia Zidle
Do we really want leaders whose sole motive is making money, at almost any cost, including destroying our planet? Andrew Leigh, author of Ethical Leadership: Creating and sustaining an ethical business culture, discusses the steady advances towards more ethical and responsible leadership. A decade of corporate scandals, mis-selling and other bad corporate behavior has created a serious lack of trust in both companies and their leaders. Andrew believes a new form of leadership is inevitable, and already on its way, as forward looking companies wake up to the reality that unethical companies do worse financially than responsible ones; that young people increasingly refuse to work for companies with a poor ethics track record and the rest vote with their feet. The task of the new leadership is to create “Ethical Engagement” in which all stakeholders commit to helping the organisation do the right thing.
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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!
On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.
Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.
Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.
With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.
Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.