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 can be shared here. The real tough decisions now are when two values that you deeply believe in are in conflict with each other. Now what do you do? How do you do it? And what tools, techniques, different training do you need to handle these tough decision.
For example: Truth vs. loyalty. How do you handle a situation when you want the truth and the person is loyal to someone or something else? What insights, techniques are available to help discern the process to make the best decision?
Or how about justice vs. mercy, what is your criteria for justice, mercy? Justice according to what, the law, code of ethics, values statement, mission statement or?? Mercy, based on what? How transparent are you as to which one you chose? If you’re not transparent, why not?
What is crucial here is that one needs to truly know what values one believes and has internalized BEFORE a situation occurs, so that there is no hesitation about what needs to do done, when it needs to be done and why it needs to be done.
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!