Morality Kills

Morality Kills. Leaders Beware. (Dancing on the Line Blog Series)

I am fascinated by hubris.  It is such a powerful syndrome.  It not only brings down individuals but whole corporations in what seems like a blink of an eye.  It is the hurricane that no one predicted.  The disease is undiagnosed.  The elephant in the room that no one dares point at.

The delusion of power, self-importance and infallibility form the main stock of the hubris soup.  The soup is anything but nourishing and within its deceitful wholesome character of outwardly portraying how strong and competitive the organisation lies the organisation’s actual character – moral decline.  Hubris is a moral decline.

The funny thing is leaders don’t see the morality in decision-making as important.  Perhaps it is the same reason we often don’t like looking at ourselves in the mirror for fear it will reveal who we truly are and then what?

Hubristic Leaders make decisions without care or consideration of the legacy of the company, it’s people, rules or even the law.  No organization large or small is immune from such leadership.

Hubris

Bell Pottinger is dead!  It has succumbed to hubris lead by deluded leaders who got caught up in the euphoria of power, greed and self-importance.  Ego kills!

Why don’t leaders understand their limits?  Why do they risk it all?  Why is secrecy and duplicity within the C-Suite in organizations allowed to breed?  Why is poor leadership still a major problem in organizations today?  How can we solve the problem of organizational greed?  These are important questions that need to be answered if we are going to tackle hubris.

All major firms including consulting and PR firms who work around the world have to make moral decisions on a weekly basis as the stakes (profits) are so high but once in a while they get caught.  This week it’s Bell Pottinger’s turn.

Who will be next?

Get in touch if you want a coach and mentor to assist you in your moral decision making.

Norm

Be strong.  Be significant

I look forward to your thoughts and comments on this article.

Follow us on Twitter @n_stratagem and on Instagram at nStratagem_Group

Norm Murray is CEO of nStratagem. See his full Bio in the “People” section of our site. We have a great deal of experience in helping leaders and organizations through their development and challenges. Contact us for a discreet discussion.

** The views, information, words, concepts or opinions expressed in our blogs, articles and blog articles are solely the opinions of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent those of nStratagem, its employees or its affiliated companies.

Follow us on Twitter @n_stratagem and on Instagram at nStratagem_Group

Powerful Resources When You Need Them Most ™

nStratagem can assist you with our innovative Women in Leadership Programme and our work with providing strategic action on reducing the Gender Pay Gap.  Contact us for a conversation.


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Important Notice:

The information (written, oral or in video form) in our Insights is for general informational purposes only. Norm Murray &/or nStratagem make no representation or warranty, express or implied. Your use of the contents in Insights is solely at your own risk. Norm Murray & nStratagem also reserve the right to modify, delete or enhance the contents of the articles/videos at any time. Insights may contain written, verbal or video links to third party content, which we do not warrant, endorse, or assume liability for.