Leaders with a sense of a moral compass………

If leaders don’t have a developed moral compass, nothing else really counts. Everything about a business needs to be based on values, which provide a “direction” as to not only how one does business, but why! Leaders need to embrace as the basis of their moral compass…. 1. That everything happens for a reason and…

Two challenging questions to keep you values based and customer focused.

  How do you evaluate, on an ongoing basis, whether you are on the ethical “right track” in building quality customer relationships that are aligned with your corporate values? Here are two questions for ongoing ethical reflection: 1. Is what you do, in line with your organization’s values and objectives? 2. Will the decision result…

How can you improve your ethics training in 2015?

Here’s a check list to help you evaluate how your ethics training is going so far this year to help you plan your ethics training for the rest of 2015. Consider these 10 questions as part of your annual ethics training evaluation. 1. Is there ethics training for employees on all levels? 2. How is…

Ethics training or lack thereof reveals your values and priorities.

I was having a conversation a week ago with the General Counsel for a major Pharmaceutical company and he was explaining to me the very comprehensive compliance training that they require of all their employees yearly. I then asked him, how much of that training was in ethics? He thought for a minute said, “that…

Compliance(knowledge) and Ethics(wisdom): This the link to more effective training.

  Which is easier to teach/train on knowledge or wisdom? Knowledge is “the stuff”, the information and wisdom is what you do with than “stuff” or information. Is your compliance training based solely on knowledge ,i.e. here’s what the law states and thus we do it or does your compliance training also focus on the…

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…

Service and Humility: The keys to values based leadership

Service and Humility: The keys to values based leadership Service and Humility are two of the most unappreciated virtues needed for truly effective leadership. Here’s what I mean by this. None of us, and I mean, none of us, has gotten where we are in life on our own! Doesn’t matter what your title is,…