Building an Ethical Culture: What to Cultivate and What to Weed Out

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW15C8417

  • Prevention and cure approaches to ethical culture building
  • The benefits of having a positive ethical culture
  • Positive leader actions that help build trust
  • Managing ethical culture as an integrated system
  • What to weed out so that ethics and trust can flourish

Overview of the webinar

There are actions we must take to build a high trust ethical workplace. But there are equally important things that we must prevent or weed out so that trust can flourish. 
  • What are the things that can get away from us if not corrected quickly? 
  • What can damage the trust we have worked so hard to build? 
  • What negative behaviors do we need to weed out to support ethical choices?
In this session, Linda Fisher Thornton will describe: positive, proactive actions leaders must take to build and maintain an ethical culture AND negative behaviors that can derail an ethical culture that needs to be “weeded out.” She describes ethical culture as a human system that must align for maximum impact. As organizations learn about the many benefits of a strong ethical culture, leaders have questions that include:
  • How do we lead in ways that build trust and encourage ethical choices? 
  • What does it look like when we get it right?
  • What are warning signs that we are off track?
Gain a clear picture of an ethical culture as a system of integrated functions that fit together to bring out the best in people and drive organizational results. 

Who should attend?

  • Leaders and Leadership Developers/Trainers/Coaches
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Performance Consultants/OD Professionals

Why should you attend?

In this session, you will gain insights into how to build the kind of positive ethical culture that will make your organization stand out in a crowded marketplace. You will learn about negative behaviors that weaken your culture that should be weeded out.  
  • Why should we care about creating a proactive ethical culture? 
                     -It keeps us sharp, agile and ready to respond to changing expectations
                     -It makes our workplaces appealing to current and prospective employees
                     -It attracts customers, suppliers and partners that care about ethics
Learn to see ethical culture as a human system and find out how you can support your culture through your leadership. What is the most positive reason to care about creating an ethical culture? We help people learn to make good choices based on ethical values before they have problems (instead of just cleaning up ethical messes when it’s too late).

Faculty - Ms. Linda Thornton

Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context® LLC, an ethical leadership development consulting firm in Virginia. Her passion is helping forward-thinking leaders and organizations learn the kind of proactive ethical leadership that brings out the best in people, organizations and communities. She is the author of the award-winning book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership, a practical guide to leading ethically in a global society. 
Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and Trust Across America has honored her with a Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust title for the last four years in a row. Her Leading in Context Blog appears on Top Leadership Blog lists including the CMOE Top 100 Socially Shared Leadership Blogs. Striking a chord with people across industries and geographic boundaries, her blog has attracted followers from 192 countries. 
When she’s not speaking, writing and consulting, Linda teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership for The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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