To start the new year, my organization – Good Leadership Enterprises – has become an Endorsing Organization for the Minnesota Business Ethics Award. We think it’s the right thing to do. And it’s a really good way to promote the idea of people and organizations radiating goodness as both an intention and outcome of good leadership. Here’s why the Award is so important:
Recognized for goodness
In 1909, the publishers of Good Housekeeping Magazine established its seal of approval and created a trust mark that influences consumer buying habits today. Three years later the Better Business Bureau was established as a non-profit with the mission to advance marketplace trust. Today, the BBB looks into the behaviors of 4 million businesses, responding to more than 123 million requests annually. Both organizations exist to preserve the public trust.
In 2000, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures® (CEBC) at the University of St. Thomas and the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) established the Minnesota Business Ethics Awards with a similar mission: to promote leaders and companies who are winning in the marketplace by behaving with the highest standards of ethical practice.
Nominate a company: before January 20