What happened to Conscience?

“I believe that every large institution, whether it’s company, a government or a university needs to have a conscience. The conscience won’t have the answer to every question, but the conscience is a voice that needs to be heard.” Brad Smith of Microsoft. Why is it, that the concept of conscience is rarely referenced or…

“When you’re in the business world, being ethical is harder than you think!”

So says Andrew Fastow, convicted of securities fraud for Enron in his interview “Companies still bending finance rules, published Nov.6,2015 in the BBC business news. He goes on to say: “I didn’t necessary start out to commit fraud or do harm and didn’t think it could come to do that on just a grand scale.…

Knowledge or Wisdom: On which is your ethics training based?

  Knowledge is everywhere, books, Internet, etc. However, when training is solely based on knowledge it becomes bland, i.e. tends to lose its focus, can be boring, perceived as non essential, time killer, etc. What then has to happen? First, one must understand the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is the stuff and wisdom…

Ethics, “ripples” and price to pay!

Over the years as an ethics expert and speaker, I have tried to find an analogy that would help my clients understand the importance of discernment before making those tough decisions. It was while watching some kids throw rocks in a pond that I finally came to this realization and example. Decision making is like…

“Ethical Fading”? Where did that come from?

  In the newly released study:” Lying to ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession”, It is reported that “ethical fading” is the reason for this. Ethical fading??? What next? Ethical fading is defined in this study as: “Ethical fading occurs when the moral aspects of an ethical decision are overlooked. Ethical fading allows us to…