Native American “10 Commandments”

Read the wisdom of the Grandfathers! 1.The earth is our mother, care for her. 2. Honor all your relations. 3. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit. 4. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect. 5. Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more. 6. Do what needs to…

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The Four “C’s” of Getting It Right: 1. Conscience: what does your “gut” tell you? Your intuition, your moral code? 2. Choice: analyze the pros and cons of each decision options. 3. Culture: what are your culture’s beliefs and practices? 4. Compliance: what does the law say? The whole process needs to be centered on…

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Two Guys and an Ethics test

A segment in the movie Courageous provided me with a striking visual image about a man’s ethics. At a point in the movie a young father is told that he is being considered for a job promotion. In the lead up to this scene it is obvious that his family’s financial stability hangs in the…

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Compliance and Ethics week is coming in May!

We shouldn’t be asking, “How inexpensively can we do ethics training?” We should be asking what kind of investment are we willing to make in order to minimize risk and, more important, improve bottom-line performance? So does your organization view ethics training as an expense or as an investmment? and there are where the real…

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How do spell success? E-T-H-I-C-S!

I am tired of people blaming the recession for their lack of business, stagnation or loss of motivation. The reality is that companies have cash reserves, 90% of the workforce is still employed and the market is recovering. So what and where is your success? It lies within you.Let me share with you a few…

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My first online ethics leadership training course!

http://www.globalethicsuniversity.com/course-detail.php?val=111 I have entered into a strategic partnership with Mark Putnam of GlobalEthics university for a leadership course on ethics titled, the Courageous Leader.I did this as I find that Mark and his training company are among the most creative, and masterful creators of quaality ethics traning material, to help organizations add another tool in…

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Being courageous is a challenge!

The courageous leader needs to have the ability to face difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or intimidated by consequences, so being courageous, not only do you need to discern and assess what needs to be done, but have the fortitude when necessary to be able to deal with the consequences based…

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Great Leadership insights in ethics from an organization that has been in existence for over 1500 years!

Ten steps toward an Ethics-based Organization1. Ethical values are always explicit.2. Ethical value statements must be well thought out and limited in number.3. A clear explanation as to why these are ethical values for the organization.4. All employees must be formally and regularly reminded about ethical values.5. Ethical values are an integral part of screening,…

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Ethics Audit to consider for your organization

1. Do you have a formal code of ethics? Is it reinforced? How widely distributed? 2. Are employees at all levels trained in ethical decision making? 3.Do employees have formal channels available to make their concerns known? 4.Is misconduct disciplined swiftly and justly within the organization? 5. Is integrity emphasized, particularly to new employees? 6.…

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