Courage: The Backbone of Leadership by Gus Lee

By Gus Lee

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the fundamental section of management in measurable behaviors. utilizing real tales from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and different enterprises, Lee indicates how hugely winning executives face and conquer their fears to increase moral intelligence. those real-world examples supply functional classes for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by way of

  • Assessing them for rightness and integrity
  • Addressing ethical failures
  • Following via with discussion and direct action

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Does not cheat. • Does not steal. Ethics • Follows an ethical code. • Doesn’t do more than be ethical. r Rive Honesty • Tells the truth. • Avoids lies. of Fear Good Person • Stands on the safe, near bank. • Avoids personal wrongs. • Takes no stands for principles. • Will stand for favorites. Integrity • Discerns right from wrong. • Acts for the right despite risks. • Teaches others from that act. Courage • Stops wrongs in self. • Challenges wrongs in others. • Follows through. Character • Sustained integrity and courage.

That’s like looking at revenues and reading a 5 percent margin as 20 percent. For that vision-obscuring reason alone, middle core values are the inside enemies of great operating principles. Middle core values are admirable and desirable, but they’re only the by-products of high core values. Middle core values are produced by highest principles but are not principles themselves: customer focus communication compassion consideration creativity development diversity duty education encouragement ethics excellence innovation honesty honor humility leadership learning loyalty quality respect service support teamwork For example, many have used “leadership” practices without integrity to produce catastrophe, making it a conditional quality.

We now see the difference between high, medium, and low core values. We know that all values aren’t the same and that what we select is crucial not only to creating sustained success but to avoiding catastrophe. People use the word ethics as the end-all and be-all, but now you and I know that it merely refers to a code of behavior. Yet there are powerful codes of ethics. 6 of the 2001 American Nurses Association Code of Ethics directs nurses to report impaired practice by colleagues. This represents codified integrity (acting for what is right regardless of risk) and courage (correcting wrongs regardless of danger).

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