Let’s cut to the chase, the real reason for ethics training is…..

The real and best reason is the prevention of any ethical lapse in the first place! How many recent business have been hit with phenomenal fines ; executives charged with financial misdeeds and prison terms looming? Theses execs probably knew what they were doing was illegal but did they consider that behavior unethical? If not,…

Identify a values-based focus BEFORE planning/creating your next meeting/conference.

When strategizing for your 20014 meetings, think about what you really want to accomplish from thought leaders or subject experts. Let me offer a few guidelines for your consideration as you plan for 2014. If you are looking for to create an awareness of a subject/topic, then that is what a speech or a keynote…

Transparency is the best policy and good ethics too!

After much reflection on working with a client on transparency as a focal point of their value statement, I have come to this understanding of transparency, particularly as it relates to ethics. 1. There are people smarter than us out there so don’t underestimate them. – How much and how long can a person “hide”…

This executive promotes purposeful accountability and gets it!

                                          I participated in a conference last week in which a very senior executive shared how he got tired of every decision that needed to be made was going to him, so he developed four questions for each person in his division to ask when challenged by a decision and if they answered each of…

Four “myths” of the culture that challenge our ethics!

                       Over the years, speaking and training with many clients and doing substantial research, I have come to identify four overwhelming “myths” of our culture that are touted as values. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but is meant to start the conversation about what else may need to be added.…

What about moral hypocrisy in business?

                                “Moral hypocrisy is when one’s evaluations of their own moral transgressions differ substantially from their evaluations of the same transgressions committed my others.” Ann Tenbrunsel and Max Bazerman Is this a case of don’t do as I do, but do as I say? I love the concept of moral hypocrisy, and yet too…

A code of ethics will not solve all your ethics problems……

“but we must remember that good laws, if they are obeyed, do not constitute good government. Hence there are two parts of good government: one is the actual obedience of citizens to the laws, the other part is the goodness of the laws which they obey…”(Aristotle Politics 1294a-6). Therefore, what really are the reasons to…

Having a Moral Compass

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How can you identify leaders with a sense of a moral compass?

        When we read a newspaper, watch the TV, there isn’t a day that goes by that there isn’t a report of some leader, in some organization, who is charged with fraud, cheating, lying, etc. Why is that? For me, it’s rather simple. If leaders don’t have a developed moral compass, nothing else really…

Values, Virtues and Leadership

Values, Virtues and Leadership business-leadership In these challenging times for many businesses, leaders need to periodically take a step back and spend time in reflection as to what their real influence is in their respective workplaces. Take time at the beginning and at the end of each day to ponder on how well you’ve done…