When issues arise with your ethics program, you have two options for how to solve them: the quick way and the right way. Be sure that you're not taking a Band-Aid approach to a serious problem. Just as you'd seek out a medical professional to stitch you up after an accident, you ought to enlist a properly ...
Now is the time to think about how effective is your ethics training in regards to it being linked to peoples’ experience and plan to make some significant changes.
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...
“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 we do.” That said, Thomas Aquinas […]
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 […]
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 that might ...
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 training, I believe that such ethics training programs should minimally […]
The answer is debatable, but Frank Bucaro argues if the training incorporates the essential elements, results will be obvious and felt throughout the entire organization.
One of my favorite books is Values, Prosperity, and the Talmud – Business Lessons from the Ancient Rabbis by Larry Kahaner. In a concluding section of the book, it states, “[T]he Talmudic rabbis would sum up the secret of business success in one word: Reputation!”
On March 14, Greg Smith, former executive director and head of Goldman Sachs’ United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, resigned publically with an editorial in The New York Times. What made Greg Smith so morally aware so that he actually quit and “blew the whistle” on Goldman Sachs’ corporate […]