Ethics and the Bishops of Ireland

Oh Boy! What goes around comes around. Bishops are like CEOs and the buck stops with them. How could the clergy sex scandal in Ireland have gone on so long and they did nothing to stop it and now it is all over the internet about how sorry they are. If you’re going to lead…


PGA Ethics for Tiger Woods?

I wonder what the ethics standards/rules are in the PGA for situations like Tiger Woods? An issue would be, does one’s personal life directly affect one’s professionla life and if so,who or what enforces the ethics standards? Free will is a gift or a curse. Go slow and choose well. That’s a lesson for all…


Divine guidance in Leadership?

Lloyd Blankenfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs said a week after being criticized for saying his bank was doing “God’s work” that “We participated in things that were clearly wrong and have reason to regret. We apologize.” God’s work, you say? What about you and your leadership responsiblities? This is not about God, but it is…


Courageous leadership

Isn’t it about time that leaders stand up for values and be willing to pay the price, if necessary, for living them out? If leaders think that that they are living out their values and that their followers are “buying into those values, then the question for those leaders is: “What percentage of employees can…


Future leaders

I presented a day long program on ethics in leadership last Friday to 120 MBA students at Oklahoma State University. What a great group of people!After talking with many of them I am enthused about heir future and what they can bring to the corporate world.

Nice job in educating our future leaders Oklahoma State!

Morally Aware Leaders. What a concept!

I have noticed yet again this morning that more universities are offering courses and webinars on moral awareness being an integral part of creating a values-based culture.

Kudos to those institutions for being proactive in opening up another leadership dimension, that of moral awareness.

Integrity in Leadership

Last week’s webinar titled, IF GOOD ETHICS IS GOOD BUSINESS, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?, was great fun, and interactive as participants were able to ask questions relating to their work environments. Now onto the topic of integrity. Where is it in leadership today? How does it manifest itself? How is it modeled and reinforced? Those and…