The research of NAVEX Global 2014 ethics and compliance report points this out. This finding should cause leaders to think about what are they doing about these two critical areas of employee and business development?
• If ethics is one of two key training priorities, what state is your ethics training in at the present moment?
• If you don’t strictly ethics training, why not? Where would you need to begin? Budget? Resources? Develop training options with ROI in mind? By when?
• Ethics is listed first and code of conduct is list second. Shouldn’t that be order of training, first spirit of the law then letter of the law?
• Can you have a truly effective code of conduct with ongoing, engaging ethics training?
• How do you, as a leader, “see” the role and purpose of ethics in your organization, as preventative or remedial? Doesn’t this reveal your priorities?
This study reveals so much about the reasons for these priorities, the level of employee ethical focus, and methods of training that are most effective and those that aren’t and why. Please take advantage of this most current research. Because if you don’t, your competition will!
Like you, business ethics and ethical leadership expert, Frank Bucaro has seen the challenges and problems of corporate leadership, particularly over the past few years in regards to poor decision-making, SEC violations, and record breaking financial settlements in a number of different industries.
With over two decades of executive training, speaking, writing and with real life experiences, his view and approach to ethics in the workplace is uniquely different. He emphasizes that ethics is a moment-to-moment choice and has little to do with position, titles, personalities or education. Ethics is everybody’s responsibility from the top down.
His goal is to help organizations to:
a. Strengthen their ethics training initiatives in order to significantly decrease the odds of an ethical/compliance violation.
b. Energize, train and motivate employees to understand the value of consistent “high road” behavior as a business advantage.
c. Support individuals and thereby the organization by contributing to its success by quality, ongoing values based leadership development.
Frank is known for his very practical, slightly irreverent, yet somewhat humorous approach to ethics and leadership development. His conversational style and real life stories connect with his audience in a personal, intense and practical level.
Companies such as Bayer Healthcare, BP, ReMax International, EnMax Energy, Danone, etc. have partnered with Frank when they want to proactively stress the message, tools, insights and practical applications that good ethics IS good for business!