Business ethics

Finding Your Ethical Voice

Ethics in the Workplace Can Be Complicated I have blogged many times before about the importance of having a code of ethics in business that promotes an ethical culture. A code of ethics is needed to memorialize the firm’s commitment to ethical behavior. It also details the ethical expectations of... Read more →


Can Ethical Culture Be Measured?

Reimagining Ethics & Compliance I recently read a blog called The FCPA Blog that contends ‘ethical culture’ can be measured. This motivated me to find out how and whether I agree with the premise. According to the FCPA Blog, “ethical culture is clearly one of the most challenging components of... Read more →


Reinforcing the Ethical Culture and Values of an Organization

Suggestions for Top Management There are many writings about corporate culture but one stands out in my mind because the thoughts are those of Big-4 firm Deloitte. Providing advice to clients on how to strengthen corporate culture says a lot about the firm’s commitment to serve their clients not only... Read more →


The Ethics of Dating in the Workplace

Should You or Shouldn't You? The following discussion and case study is taken from my newly published book, Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior. The book is available for sale on Amazon. According to a Harris Poll conducted from November 28 to December 20, 2017, that... Read more →


Ethical Considerations of Office Politics

Playing the Game I first blogged about office politics this past February. Today’s blog repeats some of that information and adds new perspectives. Office politics affects virtually everyone in the workplace so it is important to understand the scope of behaviors and best ways to deal with the challenges of... Read more →


What Does it Mean for an Organization to Have an Ethical Culture?

Transcendent Values Must Lead the Way Are organizations ethical? How can we know? One way is to ask key questions such as: What are the values that inform ethical behavior? What is necessary to ethically evaluate whether and how their actions affect stakeholders? Does the organization have an ethical culture... Read more →


Incorporating a Balanced Scorecard Approach into Social Entrepreneurship

The Best Way to Measure Results of Performance in Today’s Organization Social enterprise has been a buzz word for millennials for some time now. A social enterprise is a commercial organization that has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits... Read more →


A Purpose-Driven Culture in Business is Important for Millennials

Why Ethics Should Take on a Greater Role in Business Decision-Making According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Culture Trends, 71 percent of employees said they would take a pay cut to work for a company whose values they share and 39% would quit if asked to do something unethical by their... Read more →


Putting Meaning Back Into Work

Incivility in the Workplace and Psychological Effects on Employees I recently read a report by Deloitte about the future of the organization that addresses the employee experience and human experience that makes several excellent points. I review these in today’s blogs and offer my own perspective on this important issue.... Read more →


Workplace Advice on Dealing with Bipolar Employees

Treat Others the Way You Wish They Would Treat You A few years ago, I wrote about Bipolar Personality Disorder. Using the word “Personality” was a mistake on my part. The purpose of this blog is to correct the record and revisit some of the workplace considerations when dealing with... Read more →