A few years ago, I developed an interactive workshop for the purpose of illuminating fundamental principles of moral accountability and moral discernment. The workshop begins with a variant of the runaway trolley …
Business and Corporate Ethics and Compliance Articles
Ethics forms the foundation for everything that needs to happen in any organization, but it should not be measured, nor rewarded.
Last year I spent a day at the Air Force Academy. We saw evidence of the Cadet Honor Code: “We will not lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate among us anyone who does.”
Companies continually claim that they do business ethically and in compliance with such anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation and that it is only one or a few of ‘them-those pesky rogue employees’ who have brought the company to grief.
With all the recent press on spiraling anti-corruption investigations and risks, you would think that business leaders would redouble their efforts to improve their anti-corruption programs.
About 40 percent of the time, training doesn’t address any true strategic objective other than to have some training. It accomplishes nothing but costs dearly in time and money.
By engaging in a pattern of behavior, people tell us what we can expect of them in the future. We should believe them.
Living well demands doing something, not just being in a certain state or condition of integrity. It consists of those lifelong activities that actualize ethics and—as we now understand—create exceptional organizations.
Competitive intelligence in its truest form is an ethical and essential function that involves collecting and analyzing often public but little-noticed information…