1. What does it mean to you to be ethical?
You need to define it, not just for yourself but for your people.
You need to embrace it and consistently promote/live it.
2. What guides you ethically?
List the values that you internalize and prioritize them in order of personal preference.
3. Have you made it a priority to help your people think ethically about their work?
This is not just a training activity but by embracing a process of ethical thinking that encompasses and is included in all training initiatives.
4. How well are you training your people in the process of thinking ethically?
Training your people in this process needs people trained in ethics and ethical thinking.
This needs to be viewed as: a. an investment, not an expense; b. a proactive approach to creating an environment of trust; c. a process that will be ongoing, all inclusive, open to discussion to focus on the common good.
5. Ethical thinking just doesn’t happen, people need to be coached through it.
This is an integral part, if not the lynchpin of the ongoing process of thinking ethically.
Now is the time to think, reflect, plan and of course, go slow and choose well.
Like you, business ethics and ethical leadership expert, Frank Bucaro has seen the challenges and problems of corporate leadership, particularly over the past few years in regards to poor decision-making, SEC violations, and record breaking financial settlements in a number of different industries.
With over two decades of executive training, speaking, writing and with real life experiences, his view and approach to ethics in the workplace is uniquely different. He emphasizes that ethics is a moment-to-moment choice and has little to do with position, titles, personalities or education. Ethics is everybody’s responsibility from the top down.
His goal is to help organizations to:
a. Strengthen their ethics training initiatives in order to significantly decrease the odds of an ethical/compliance violation.
b. Energize, train and motivate employees to understand the value of consistent “high road” behavior as a business advantage.
c. Support individuals and thereby the organization by contributing to its success by quality, ongoing values based leadership development.
Frank is known for his very practical, slightly irreverent, yet somewhat humorous approach to ethics and leadership development. His conversational style and real life stories connect with his audience in a personal, intense and practical level.
Companies such as Bayer Healthcare, BP, ReMax International, EnMax Energy, Danone, etc. have partnered with Frank when they want to proactively stress the message, tools, insights and practical applications that good ethics IS good for business!