Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Workplace Ethics and Doing the Right Thing I have blogged before about why good people sometimes do bad things in the workplace. Otherwise ethical people make the wrong turn or are influenced by others that are ethically-challenged. Perhaps people take the easy way out and don’t stand up for what... Read more →


Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality

Working From Home During the Pandemic By Laiken Shaw, September 20, 2020 The following guest blog was written by Laiken Shaw, a student at Pepperdine University I am sure there is no need for me to explain that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a hard toll on businesses everywhere. With... Read more →


Ethics in the Workplace

Fraud: Behavioral Attributes and Detection No one can deny that fraud is increasing in organizations. Most recently, there have been multiple disclosures of fraud in the government's loan program that is designed to help small businesses navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals who are engaged in occupational fraud schemes often... Read more →


What is Conscious Capitalism?

The Next Evolution in CSR Conscious capitalism is a relatively new concept but a natural part of the evolution of what it means to have corporate social responsibility (CSR). Corporations need to embrace conscious capitalism if they want to be relevant as an engine for economic growth. The main difference... Read more →


The Lessons to Be Learned From McDonald’s CEO’s Sexual Harassment

Why Was the Board of Directors Asleep at the Wheel? McDonald’s is suing its former CEO Steve Easterbrook after an investigation found he had a short-term, consensual relationship with an employee over text and video. It also found three additional relationships with employees that were sexual in nature, including the... Read more →


What is Fraud?

The Ethical Costs of Deception in the Workplace Introduction Fraud can be defined as a deliberate misrepresentation to gain an advantage over another party. If you were to apply for a home mortgage loan and include a source of income as part of your earnings but it doesn’t exist, you... Read more →