Ethical lapse or Ethical violation?

The Governor of Oregon resigned last week due to what was referred to as ”ethical lapses.” This got me thinking as to what’s the difference between an ethical lapse and an ethical violation? Could an ethical lapse be: a. Just a honest mistake in judgment? b. A more emotion based decision? c. A perception that…

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How would you know if your leaders are ethical?

Now is the time to step back and take a good hard look your ethical leadership development and examine what needs to be done differently, creatively and substantively before 2015 gets away from us? The test of the true ethical leader may lie in the answers to these questions. 1. What are specific ethical behaviors…

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Whistleblower or Values Advocate?

  Would you hire a whistleblower? I think the term “whistleblower” is an insult!! Why you may ask? Here’s why. An organization will invest tons of money in training its employees to “embrace” its values, mission statement , code of conduct, etc. When someone actually raises a concern about an issue that is going against…

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