Two ethics questions that will make or break you.

Joan Eisenstodt, in her 1/14/1024 article titled: It’s legal, you’re honest, but are you ethical?, asks two questions to start the thinking and conversation on ethics. 1. What does it mean to you to be ethical? There can be “pat” answers, i.e. The Golden rule, Treat people fairly, Be open, etc 2. What guides you…

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Negative ethics vs. positive ethics: part II

Due to much input from so many of you, I thought I’d take this difference to the next level of discussion. Now to refresh ourselves, simply put, negative ethics prevents a harm and positive ethics promotes a good. Now the question is: which one of these two options do most organization tends to “embrace and…

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Whatever happened to Stewardship?

Stewardship needs to be a key focus of any ethics initiative. Yet, there are so many different definitions of stewardship so it’s hard to keep a focus.For the sake of conversation, here’s one that makes sense to me. Stewardship is what you do after you say you believe. Stewardship is consistency in action, not a…

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