What happened to Conscience Accountability?

“I believe that every large institution, whether it’s company, a government or a university needs to have a conscience. The conscience won’t have the answer to every question, but the conscience is a voice that needs to be heard.” Brad Smith of Microsoft Aristotle stated: “we are what we do.” That said, Thomas Aquinas stated…

Why is it so hard to say Thank You?

  Recent employment engagement surveys point out that the #1 thing leaders can do to show appreciation for their employees’ work is to say “thank you.” Why is that so hard, or is it an attitude of “that’s what they get paid for?” How many times is a day to you actually say thank you…

How about 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 time…

Work and Accountability

I recently taught a college ethics course that meets one day a week. With my original roots in education, I am having a great time being back in the classroom, if only on a limited basis… That is probably why the buzz surrounding the new book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” by Richard…