7 Predictions for Ethical Leadership
As we slog through the second quarter of the year, here's a list that you probably won't see anywhere else. It is a list of predictions that are absolutely, irrefutable, and guaranteed to unfold the rest of this year.
My confidence comes from understanding the nature of leading and remaining steadfast in the face of confusion, chaos and compromise -- three words that describe today's world.
1. Ethical decision-making and conduct will continue to elude government policy.
There are two truths hidden in plain sight about politics:
Politicians are personally and professionally focused on well-meaning intentions, power, and control which always creates terrible consequences.
2. Ethical focus will heighten, but to what level?
Realizing that everything revolves around the expectation of integrity, right conduct, and ethical courage, we continue to ignore and excuse misconduct of certain people. Giving a P.A.S.S. (a perverted acceptance of a special situation as outlined in Everyday Ethics, Everlasting Consequences.) to some at the expense of others is an ongoing plague on our judicial and daily systems of control. The favored politician, athlete, entertainer, executive, clergy and others who are excused from severe penalties weaken the tinsel strength of our resolve.
3. Many will abdicate their knowledge of right and wrong for political correctness until...
For some time now there has been an increasing movement to consider all decisions of right and wrong as relative. As such, there are no absolutes, no certainty, and everything depends on who, what, when, and how.
The concept of being non-judgmental in an effort to not offend jeopardizes the societal, workplace and individual expectations of relating to one another. Without absolutes, values will become confused, chaotic and compromised -- along with more and more misconduct.