The ROI on Ethics Education/Training in 2017 depends on………………

  1.       Making clear the differences and likenesses between compliance and ethics, including the different approaches to training/education of each.   2.       Compliance training needs to be ongoing, so must the approach, financial investment and how ethics compliments the compliance training initiative.     3.       The understanding and the reality that compliance experts, have their…

Values, Virtues, and Leadership

Values, Virtues, and 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 in the beginning and the end of each day to ponder on how well you’ve done in staying…

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Questions to help identify ethical issues and appropriate leader behaviors.

  What are specific ethical behaviors that are required of all levels of leadership? What are the consequences if leaders don’t behave ethically? If none, why not? What are the situations that leaders encounter at work that could lead them into a grey area? Is training provided to deal with those situations? How should grey…

Refrain from using the terms “right” and wrong” because……………………………….

These terms tend to be seen as very subjective, i.e. according to whom is something right or wrong, who says so, “this has nothing to do with me” attitude and so what, etc. Rather use these phrases. What is negotiable and what is not negotiable and why. What is acceptable and what is not acceptable…

A Company is based on strong ethics.

  In the recent article: Company culture essential to strong ethics and compliance program, by Mekhala Roy, Mekhala’s research pointed out that there are several reasons why employees engage in unethical behavior. Financial worries Pressure to meet sales targets Being unaware what they are doing is wrong or not knowing where to seek help is…

Well, last week it was Wells Fargo, who will it be this week?

  Wells Fargo was last week’s example of failed leadership and the lack of a moral compass. $185 million in fines and 5300 people fired. Whose responsibility was the oversight? This type of behavior will continue to happen  unless companies  stop “putting a bandaid approach to an artery problem.” Should companies work on finding ways…

Trained in compliance and educated in ethics; Where is the meeting point?

  In a recent article by Roy  Snell titled:  I’ll take 10,000 Shares of Compliance and Ethics Officers Please.” He reports that “Compliance professionals are being hired in droves now to prevent, find and fix ethical and regulatory problems.” We know that training in compliance is a rigorous, detailed process. However is ethics approached in…

The lesser of two evils is always………………..

Why is it that this phrase is the modus operandi for so many people when making serious and important decisions? Why is it that people settle for the lesser of two evils? Is the lesser of two evils  an ethical decision? It seems that we have been conditioned to choose based on who or what…

Questions about ethics: A conversation with interns

  I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes this week speaking to and answering ethics questions for a select group of Interns working for the summer at a prestigious financial firm in New York. I was asked by the Director of Learning and Development if I would share some of my thoughts on…