Marcy J. Maslov

After watching companies and clients struggle with ethical dilemmas, Marcy J. Maslov invented e-Factor!®, a business ethics board game designed to provide a practice arena for solving real-life ethical dilemmas before they cost time, money or reputation. Marcy is founder and CEO of Empowerment Unlimited Coaching, LLC, a business coaching practice devoted to building strong, ethical leaders and entrepreneurs. She has extensive Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial background including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley programs, creation of corporate ethics courses, forensic accounting and public speaking on business ethics. Marcy has lived or worked in over 20 countries, including France, Mexico and Canada. She is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach, has earned a BS in Accountancy (U of IL Champaign-Urbana) and MBA (Duke University ‘92). Contact Marcy at or

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As the news of the day should make clear, whistlblowing is never an ideal proposition. Even with legal protections in place, whistleblowers face a host of risks. Marcy Maslov shares her personal story as a whistleblower. Whistleblowing is hard in the best of circumstances. Having made the choice to report unethical and illegal activities and almost getting myself killed for it, I...

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It may come as a surprise, but “ethics” has a negative connotation for many in a business context. Similarly, the compliance profession is often viewed negatively, as impinging on employees’ freedom. But those of us on the inside have an entirely different perspective, thinking of compliance as synonymous with integrity. Is it time, then, to rebrand the profession?

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They say drastic times call for drastic measures. But organizations are expected to operate with integrity even in the lean years. In the past few years, there have been several high-profile instances of financial reporting manipulation, including Wells Fargo, Toshiba, and GSK. When does “managerial discretion” cross the line into misrepresentation?

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Who is Really Responsible For Unethical Behavior?

There were some serious systemic issues that allowed two inmates to escape from a New York prison recently. Their prison break unveiled lax internal controls and major ethical lapses on the part of supervisors and management. One key lesson learned from these events: favoritism never bodes well for the many. What are the weaknesses in your internal controls?

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