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What is Ethical Leadership?

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making: A Brief Overview The best way to understand ethical leadership is to examine each of the components that define an ethical leader. Core Values Ethical Leadership is a demonstration of normatively appropriate conduct through personal actions and interpersonal relationships and the promotion of such conduct... Read more →


Leaders Be Aware of the Signs of a Toxic Workplace Culture

Here's When You Might Have a Toxic Work Culture A toxic work culture is one where employees do not feel fulfilled or safe and often complain about the dynamics of the workplace. The workplace is plagued by in-fighting, drama, and unhappy employees, and it may negatively affect productivity. Sometimes, the... Read more →


Wellbeing in the Workplace: What is it and How Can it Be Achieved?

Health and Wellness in the Workplace Work Comes from Having an Ethical Culture As mental health and wellbeing decline during these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to strive for human flourishing (i.e., happiness) and meaning (i.e., self-actualization) in the workplace through moral excellence. This is the key to... Read more →


Ethics, AI, and Managing Ethics Risks It’s Time for Companies to Have an Ethics Committee I have blogged before about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve ethical quandaries and the key to using AI intelligently. Given the attention I have given to this subject in the past, it... Read more →


Ways to Promote EDI in the Workplace

Overcoming Bias Last Tuesday I blogged about the meaning of equity, diversity and inclusion and its importance in developing an ethical organization culture. In today’s blog I look at ways to promote EDI. LinkedIn Survey Recent events have sparked important conversations around racial bias and social injustice, calling upon institutions... Read more →


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Is a Must for all Organizations

Establishing an Ethical Organization Environment This is the first of two blogs on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The second blog will be posted on June 16. Organizational ethical climate refers to the moral atmosphere of the work environment and the level of ethics practiced within a company. Leaders determine organizational... Read more →


Should Chinese Companies Listed on U.S Stock Exchanges Be Subject to PCAOB Audits?

Making Workpapers Available to the PCAOB Might Violate China’s Sovereignty On January 23, 2014, the SEC came down hard on Chinese units of big-4 firms, ruling that these units should be barred from auditing U.S.-traded companies for six months. The ruling came after the firms failed to show the SEC... Read more →


How the Pandemic Has Expanded the Role of HR

A Paradigm Shift in Organizations By Lauren Winans The pandemic has changed the structure of the workplace, possibly for good. Employees are working remotely more now than at any time in the past, management is grappling with record-high resignations and burnout, and companies are scrambling to keep up with the... Read more →


How to Respond When Your Superior Asks You to Do Something You’re Not Comfortable With Protecting Your Values in the Face of Workplace Opposition It’s important to know how to respond if your boss makes an unreasonable request that makes you feel uncomfortable. The key is to be prepared to... Read more →


Creating a "Speak Up Culture" in the Workplace

Reporting Wrongdoing Enhances Workplace Ethics I have previously blogged about the speak up culture, a phenomenon that broadly encourages employees to bring matters of concern to top management so that corrective action can be taken when warranted. What is a Speak Up Culture? Tanya Finnie addresses the issue in a... Read more →