2013 Leadership Ethical Challenges?

     During this year, I have spoken for a number of companies/organizations, both here     and  overseas. No matter what the industry, there were four ethical challenges that     consistently were mentioned that needed to be further addressed with greater     intensity and commitment by leadership. Here they are for your consideration as you    …

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You want more examples of ethical behavior, How about whistleblowers?

  http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/whistleblowers-help-feds-recover-record-3b-healthcare-false-claims/2012-12-05 Finally a great story on how whistleblowers help recover $3 billion. This gave me pause to ask a few questions for consideration, from an ethical perspective. With the whistleblowers I know, all they wanted to do is “the right thing” and were ostracized and punished for doing so. It got so bad that…

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Why don’t companies fire bad bosses?

                               Last week in INC. magazine, there was an article titled: Jerk Alert: The Real Cost of Bad Bosses. In this article, the author stated: ·         65% of employees say they’d take a new boss over a raise. ·         Three out of every four employees report that their boss is the worst and most stressful…

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The study of ethics as a prerequisite to ethics training?

                    I’m beginning to think that organizations that are really committed to their ethics, really need to go back to basics by studying the great thinkers on ethics, i.e. Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Immanuel Kant, Thomas Aquinas, as a prerequisite to ethics training. Why you may ask? For two reasons, first, if one doesn’t know the…

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A Serious Weakness of Online Education

                               In the study by LRN: 2011-2012 Ethics & Compliance Leadership Survey Report, this was an important finding, from an ethics perspective. “Online education remains the primary lever at Ethics and Compliance Officers disposal. More than 75% of companies deploy online education across the employee base. But the time allotted to deploy this education is…

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“ The What Matters Business Assumptions”

                      Regardless of whoever wins the election on Tuesday, how many promises were made and who’s going to do what and when to build the economy, Businesses still need to focus on the who, the what and the why they do what they do. Here are three of my business basics, for your consideration. A…

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Conscience, Choices and Your Leadership!

               Where does conscience fit into one’s decision-making and what are one’s obligations to conscience in discerning what’s right or wrong? “Conscience,( according to Thomas Aquinas) is the act of determining that which I ought to do or not do, or that I was right or wrong in performing that action.” This issue…

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How “Genuine” Is Your Leadership?

                              With the concept of leadership under public scrutiny from politicians to CEOs and beyond, the issue of  genuine leadership, i.e. what it is, and how is it developed, still eludes many.  Leaders are under pressure to reexamine the “who, what, where and why” of a moral basis in order to “embrace” genuine leadership. For…

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