Ethics today, is not so much about right vs. wrong,

                              but more about what’s right vs. right! The most difficult decision to make is in which there are two values that you deeply believe that are in conflict with each other. Think about this. What is right vs. wrong is pretty obvious. If it is not obvious, you have more work to do that…

Compliance: How seriously is it being taken?

In the recent study released last week, titled: In Focus: Compliance Trends Survey 2013 from Deloitte and Compliance Week, there were some interesting findings. For example: • 62% outsource ethics hotline operations. • 32% outsource training. • 18% outsource investigations. My question is, when, how and why are all these outsourced processes brought back “in…

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…

Why moral principles are in need of reinforcement.

1. Executives can be taught or encouraged to do more than analyze, to step out from behind the finanical analytical lens and come from an issue from the perspective of right and wrong and an appropriate balance of values. 2.A strong ethical leadership needs a strong moral compass.(which is really the right way to think…

Why ‘Ethos Week’ makes me sleep better!

I had the privilege of being part of an exciting and unique event at Eastern Michigan University last week. The first event of its kind in the country, offered by a business school. “Ethos Week” was created, developed and implemented by undergraduate and graduate students of the College of Business. “Ethos Week is a week-long…

We have ethics training in Illinois, now all we need is ethics!

Ironically, 5 years ago this month, Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (“The Ethics Act”). (www.illinois.gov) He is now facing possible removal of office and potentially serious legal consequences for alleged unethical and illegal behavior. One feature of this Ethics Act is the requirement that all state employees…