#43: Nick Gallo - Succeed by Weaponizing Ethics
Why is business more like baseball than brain surgery?
Are we responding to a virtual world by creating a culture of mistrust?
Why don’t leaders recognize the profitability of a healthy company culture?
These and other critical questions are addressed when ethics evangelist Nick Gallo joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.
1:00 The resonance of ethics
The aspiration of culture and flexibility
Happiness comes from purpose
Serving by helping others help themselves
4:00 The value of culture first
Lean into your strengths and talents while improving your weaknesses
We don’t serve our cause or our partners by pressuring people to be automatons
A diverse community promotes vibrancy and creativity
You can’t sell an idea if you don’t live it yourself
9:00 Why don’t leaders recognize the profitability of a healthy company culture?
Our best intentions may not survive the pressure of the status quo
We don’t have patience to wait for change to improve our lives
13:00 COVID is the Great Revealer
Crisis brings out the best and the worst
Adaptability is the key to enduring success
How do we benefit from weaponized ethics?
15:00 Are we responding to a virtual world by creating a culture of mistrust?
The paradox of monitoring tools
19:00 A lot of our training is broken
Salespeople are forced to sell outdated solutions rather than participate in creating new ones
Imagine sales teams and creative teams working together
23:00 Why is compliance the enemy of ethics?
Using the law to subvert the law is a toxic mindset
Fear of change urges people to go backward
26:00 Hierarchy of values can work against us
Cultural values have to be lived, not just spoken
Compliance is the safety platform but doesn’t encourage growth
30:00 Always do what’s in the best interest of everyone
Risk, creativity, and vision
Ethics sherpas help leaders up the compliance mountain
Leaders project the values that define a culture
35:00 Children of heroes become heroes (and vice versa)
Followers are “children” of their leaders
You can’t make plants grow, you can only provide a healthy environment
40:00 Reframe anxiety as excitement
We live in exciting times if we visualize where we can go
43:00 The word of the day: insouciant
We have to balance being free from anxiety against being careless and cavalier
We need a measure of tension if we are going to grow and achieve
Life is more like baseball than like brain surgery