When emotions get out of control, ethics takes a “hit,” doesn’t it?

  How is it that one can receive 15-18 years of formal education and not one course on emotional self control? When emotions get out of control, i.e. anger, jealousy, etc. , ethics, which has its foundation in logic, and reason, really takes a hit, a backseat, or not a consideration at all. Only when…

When someone does something illegal or unethical do they…

make excuses or give a reason? I’m always intrigued by the wording and maybe the difference between these two words. If people make  excuses, does it mean that that they “knew” what was right or wrong in what they did, but they chose differently based on what? I believe that they rationalized “exceptions” to the…

If Good Ethics is Good Business, What’s the Problem?

  It seems that media reports of companies being fined, or accusations of unethical or illegal behavior, are just about a daily feature in news reports. We may even find ourselves asking “how” and “why” this could still be happening with so many organizations focusing on “doing the right thing” and touting a strong ethical…

What’s the role for moral reasoning in leadership?

  What is moral reasoning? Moral reasoning is a process of discerning the possible effects of making a decision on a specific issue and examining the pros and cons of what values are at stake and why and the “prices to pay” for each decision made. Moral reasoning has a “justice” component to it, and…

Degrees don’t seem to mean” dittle” when…..

  it comes to ethics, values, having a moral compass or moral awareness with some people. Daily accounts of executives doing things against the law and that are unethical come from well educated, highly regarded leaders, C-suite execs, etc. A question here is what is it that “tempts” those whose companies are fined millions/billions of…