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February 2013

Bribery by U.S. Companies Spreads to China and Russia

Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Destroys the Level Playing Field In the latest instance in which a drugmaker was caught making bribes overseas, on December 20, 2012, Eli Lilly was charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) because... Read more →

Integrity: The most Important Trait of Leadership

Are Good Leaders Born or Made? A good leader can motivate others to achieve organizational goals through one’s own behavior and interaction with others. Studies of leadership have produced theories involving character traits, situational interaction, function, behavior, power, vision and values, charisma, and intelligence, among others. Somebody whom people follow:... Read more →

Office Romances: A Good Idea?

Employer-Employee Issues in Office Romances Today is Valentine's Day. What better time to talk about workplace romances. Dating in the workplace is a bad idea and can lead to severe consequences for both parties. A serious dating relationship may turn sexual and add another layer of ethical dilemma if and... Read more →

Incentivizing Whistleblowing in the Workplace

Blog Response of Steven King a Student at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand The following blog is from a reply to my blog on "Incentivizing Whistleblowing in the Workplace." Steven King, a student at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, sent in the reply for a business ethics assignment.... Read more →

Who Owns your Twitter Followers?

Can you take your Twitter Followers with you When you Leave a Job? Do you have a Twitter account? Do you discuss your employer online? Do you count your company's customers among your followers? What if you work in media and every person on the planet could be considered a... Read more →