This work exposes the biggest challenge in leadership. The authors look at what conspires against a culture of candor in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness.
"The book's first few pages recount the story of outcry by Chinese citizen journalists who used Web 2.0 tools to oppose the location of a plant that would have produced toxic chemicals." Ezine Articles
"In Transparency, the authors a powerhouse trio in the field of leadership look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. " Human Capital Review
"Transparency is good because it reduces the hazard of being exposed to uncomfortable truths and reputation damage, as a sort of risk-reduction strategy, as well as transaction costs, as the sharing of information creates trust and, hence for companies, ‘maximizes the likelihood of success’" Academia
Organizations of high integrity achieve superior performance because they attract and retain high-quality employees, customers, suppliers and investors. Creating organizations of high integrity takes time and effort. This does not happen automatically, because human beings are not morally perfect. Unethical employees, customers, suppliers and investors can prevent organizations from achieving high
Capitalism was successful at generating income and economic growth but often at the expense of the natural environment. Now things are changing: we can see the outline of a new system in which we can enjoy the undoubted benefits of a competitive market economy without the environmental costs. It is a
Social capital consists of the stock of active connections among people: the trust, mutual understanding, and shared values and behaviors that bind the members of human networks and communities and make cooperative action possible. It makes an organization, or any cooperative group, more than a collection of individuals’ intent on achieving
If you put the words history of business ethics into a search engine on the Internet, you can come up with more than 34,000,000 hits in 0.18 of a second. Most of those hits would focus on the scandals that occurred in the last 30 years only. That’s when the idea
If anything is clear, it is that executives will not begin to act virtuously as long as boards continue to reward misbehavior.
The rules we learn as family members teach us what we should pay attention to, and how we should speak about what we notice.
In order to continue to receive reliable information, those in power must be aware that whatever they hear from their direct reports has probably been heavily edited.
A universal problem is that when employees speak to their leader, the very nature of the message tends to change.
There is no need to say that complete transparency is not possible, nor is it even desirable, in many instances.
It simply means that critical information gets to the right person at the right time and for the right reason.
An organization’s capacity to compete, solve problems, innovate, meet challenges and achieve goals varies to the degree that information flow remains healthy.
Greater transparency has brought bewilderment as well as enlightenment, confusion as well as clarity.
There is no need to say that complete transparency is not possible—nor is it even desirable, in many instances.
This is a classic book that delves into the nifty gritty that is involved in leadership. Being a book that is an update of its previous editions, it is a modern approach that includes the modern leadership methods and the attributes that a leader requires to be successful in the 21st