Frank Bucaro is an ethics expert, who is a leading crusader– speaking, training and writing– on the benefits of ethics. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and has been inducted into the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame.
Coming from a background in teaching, with a Master’s degree in Religious Studies, Frank’s career in business spans two decades with the message: not only is good ethics good business, it is also good for business. As an author of numerous articles on ethics and author of the book Trust Me! Insights into Ethical Leadership, Frank has developed unique and humorous insights into the challenges of taking the high road. He provides practical ideas to help with difficult decisions as well as strategies for combating the sometimes blurred lines between right and wrong.
A member of the National Speakers Association, he has earned the designation of CSP which stands for Certified Speaking Professional. This award has been earned by less than 20% of the 3800 members of NSA. He was also presented with NSA’s prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award for excellence and professionalism, an award currently held by fewer than 200 people worldwide.
He is President of Frank C. Bucaro & Associates, Inc. located in Bartlett, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
A few of the organizations that have invited Frank to speak include BP, the Canadian Pacific Railway, Caterpillar, ENMAX Energy, Fiserv Insurance Solutions, Global Compliance, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, Merck, Talecris Biotherapeutics and RE/MAX International.
Frank is a monthly columnist for CCI. For a complete list of his articles, follow this link.
For the past three decades, I’ve been crisscrossing the country, speaking to large and small businesses and organizations on ethics and values. The vast majority of my audiences agree that embracing ethical behavior just makes good business sense. In fact, I can hardly think of more than one person...Read more →
It is becoming increasingly important that leaders be proactive in their approach to the ethical considerations of their roles, power and influence on their people and respective organizations. Here are few questions to help at least start ethical reflections on leadership and perhaps launch more...Read more →
When you look at your ethics training programming, has it been designed to forestall possible future ethics lapses or is it lost in compliance requirements and therefore muddying the difference between ethics and compliance? Is your ethics training just to fulfill a requirement (a "have to") or is it a chosen...Read more →
I learned this as a teacher, because the more the information is carefully organized, researched and creatively presented to link up to the students’ experience, the more they will remember. The more they remember and the more reinforcement they receive, the better chance that behavior will follow....Read more →
It is becoming increasingly important that leaders need be more proactive in their approach to the ethical considerations of their roles, power and influence on their people and respective organizations. Here are few questions to help, at least, start ethical reflections on leadership and to be used...Read more →
“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 Aristotle stated: “We are what...Read more →
A segment in the movie Courageous provided me with a striking visual image about a man’s ethics. At a point in the movie a young father is told that he is being considered for a job promotion. In the lead-up to this scene, it is obvious that his family’s financial stability hangs in the balance...Read more →
I am tired of people blaming the recession for their lack of business, stagnation or loss of motivation. The reality is that companies have cash reserves, 90% of the workforce is still employed and the market is recovering. So what and where is your success? It lies within you. Let me share with you a few ideas...Read more →
There are so many possibilities for all budgets in developing impactful ethics training. Organizations that are genuine in their desire to offer ethics training to all employees should seriously consider developing a fully integrated ethics training program. In my experience of 20+ years in ethics...Read more →
A company could spend thousands on an ethics training program that has no affect on its employees. Especially in this challenging economy, people want to know what the ROI for an ethics training program is. The answer is debatable. I mean, how do you quantify the ethical infractions that DIDN'T...Read more →