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Ethical Leaders Create Dynamic Systems

The Ethical Lexicon #6: Reverse the effects of cultural entropy

What do Bob Dylan, Michelangelo, and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” have in common? They each offer a critical perspective on how to create a system that reverses the law of entropy by becoming more and more dynamic.

Science tells us that the world is perpetually trending toward chaos and disorder. And that applies to business as well as physics.

But there are exceptions.

As we head into a new year, it’s up to us to create a reality that tends toward positive growth to hold the forces of chaos at bay, both in our personal and our professional lives.

How we do that is the topic of this week’s Ethical Lexicon.

The abbreviated formula calls on us to ask ourselves these three questions:

Do I have a purpose worth pursuing? As Yogi Berra said: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”

Am I continuously learning? Because thinking I know it all is far more dangerous than knowing that I know nothing.

Have I earned my people’s trust? If the answer isn’t hell, yes then it’s probably hell, no.

Leaders determine culture. With an ethical mindset there is no limit to what leaders can accomplish.

Please click to read the full article in Fast Company.

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