Unintended consequences: excuses or justifications?

  I read an ethics article this week and the term “unintended consequences” was used in regards to being a result of decision making. This concept intrigued me to think further on it. If something is an “unintended consequence” of a decision, does it make any less important or vital? Was it unintended because one…

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Moral hypocrisy: a serious issue?

“Moral hypocrisy is when one’s evaluations of their own moral transgressions differ substantially from their evaluations of the same transgressions committed my others.” Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman This a case of don’t do as I do, but do as I say. I love the concept of moral hypocrisy, and yet it seems so prevalent.…

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Don’t let your ethics training take a vacation!

Now that summer is upon us and vacations are being planned is no reason to postpone any ethics/leadership training. Those tempted to do something wrong will not take the summer off, so why should we?? Being proactive in ethics and values based leadership programming is a year round process. What would it say to your…

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Moral credibility: The elusive leadership trait.

  How does one develop moral credibility? How is it manifested on the job? It’s like how does one display sincerity? What are the signs of being sincere? Moral credibility needs to reflect the qualities of character, trust, empowerment, positive self esteem and of course, ethics Moral credibility is the sum total of one’s consistent…

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Trust is everything for without it you have nothing!

Is it just me, or is trust “taking a hit” lately? How about politics? Do you feel totally confident about the accuracy of information circulated by political candidates? What about consumer products? Do you ever question the safety or effectiveness of a product, even if backed by a big name brand? How about your healthcare…

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Leaders with a sense of a moral compass………

If leaders don’t have a developed moral compass, nothing else really counts. Everything about a business needs to be based on values, which provide a “direction” as to not only how one does business, but why! Leaders need to embrace as the basis of their moral compass…. 1. That everything happens for a reason and…

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