Compliance or Ethics: Which gets most of your training dollars?

  One of the topics that has drawn much response from one of my postings on social media was the confusion about the term; compliance/ethics officer. Compliance is not ethics and ethics is not compliance. They are related but not the same. For example, if you look at practically any compliance/ethics position, it describes legal…

Whatever happened to Honor?

  Is the concept of being honorable a thing of the past? Recent situations like the current scandals of fraternities, continual corporate financial wrongdoing, consistent sectarian dissention in politics, etc., leaves people asking who do we trust if anyone? There was a time when a person’s word was their bond! I remember my father getting…

Should an organization really oversee its own ethics reporting system?

  Research has shown that the vast majority of companies’ ethics hotlines are not utilized effectively due to fear of retaliation. Why is that? What is the process of following up with a compliant? What scares one’s people from doing so? When it comes right down to it, shouldn’t organizations want its people to report…

Is there a way to “gauge” one’s moral Leadership?

Socrates and Plato, both taught that knowledge and virtue are one in this these ways: • If one knows what is right, then one will do what is right. • Virtue is a kind of knowledge in that they are deeply ingrained habits that guide one’s action. • The goal of the moral life is…