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Episode 37 – Interview with Dr. Chad Weinstein

WeinsteinIn this episode I interview Dr. Chad Weinstein the author of “Thinking Aloud: Reflections on Ethical Leadership.” Dr. Weinstein works with fire departments to achieve extraordinary results through ethical leadership. Join us as we discuss the role of ethics in creating a safety culture and bringing accountability to an organization.

Length: 49 minutes
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Ethical Leaders in ActionDr. Charles “Chad” Weinstein is the founder and president of Ethical Leaders in Action, a firm that exists to empower ethical leaders to achieve extraordinary results. He works primarily with leaders in public safety, healthcare, and business organizations.

Dr. Weinstein recently authored a book – Thinking Aloud. Reflections on Ethical Leadership.

During this interview we discussed:

  1. Thinking AloudWeinstein’s three guiding principles of ethical leadership.
    1. Excellence in service.
    2. Sound stewardship.
    3. Fairness
  2. How Dr. Weinstein works with fire departments to identify opportunities to achieve excellence in leadership.
  3. Weinstein’s new book – a collection of essays that can be used to inspire conversations about leadership best practices.
  4. The connection of safety, culture and ethical leadership.

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Guest Contact Information

Dr. Charles “Chad” Weinstein
Twitter: @ChadWeinstein

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Safety Dance (1982)
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