Want to solve the Whistleblower issue?

Pat Harned ,president of the ERC talked about the recent Retaliation study and said that whistleblowers ask themselves five key questions: 1. Will anybody do anything? 2. Will I be retaliated against? 3. Will it make a difference? 4. Do I feel comfortable? 5. Will I be supported? Now given all of this and how…

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Four Questions for values based leaders

“Values need to make sense on a gut level while reflecting what one feels in one’s heart. Once these values are identified, one needs to be able to discuss and model them in such a way that everyone can relate to them.” Harry M. Kraemer Therefore, as a values based leader consider asking yourself on…

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Code of ethics bad practice.

Here are a few ideas to evaluate if your ethics code has “bad practice.”If any of these behaviors exist, it’s time to re-think and re-tool your code! Pinning the code to the notice board Failing to obtain Board commitment to the code Leaving responsibility for its effectiveness to HR or any other department Failing to…

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Before the Fall season is upon us, now may be a good time to evaluate what can be done further in your ethics training initiatives.

  Why? Because ethics is the spiritual glue that holds your organization together. An organization’s ethics determines its character, its health and ultimately, its success. An organization’s values—what it stands for, what your people believe—are crucial to your competitive process. Indeed, values drive the business. Ethics must be brought to center stage. You and I…

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POLITICS, LEADERSHIP AND A MORAL COMPASS

With the two political parties holding their conventions this week and next, I wonder what place on the agendas, the topics of ethics, morals or character will be referenced in regards to the economy, job creation, foreign affairs, etc.? Will we hear phrases like: moral awareness, moral responsibility, or moral obligation? Better yet, do we…

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Compliance and Ethics: There is a difference!

I find it amazing and somewhat disturbing that in all the compliance/ethics officers job postings on many ethics and complince linkedin groups, that not one, was looking for an ethics professional! All preferred JDs! Maybe it’s time to stop confusing people with the idea that compliance is the same as ethics. Companies need a Compliance…

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“Education can make people moral.”

So said Socrates and still there is much debate about this. As an educator/speaker/ trainer, I believe that this is true, IF………… The premise of the education is based on the belief that learning links up to people’s experience and is objectively, substantially and reflectively presented and experienced. Only then can any “education” work or…

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