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Corporate Governance Systems May Be Failing

Has COVID Caused a Decline in Corporate Governance The case for business ethics has been well demonstrated through the costs and impacts of the repeated high-profile cases of corporate greed and misconduct. Often those integrity failures are a result of individuals crossing ethical boundaries as well as ignoring or circumventing... Read more →


Theranos CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, Found Guilty on Four Counts

Accounting for “Bad Blood” I have previously blogged about Theranos, explaining the course of events that led to its demise. Last week, founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to defraud investors as well as three wire fraud counts tied to specific investors.... Read more →


The Purpose of a Code of Ethics

Creating a Pathway for Ethical Behavior in Organizations I've been out of touch for awhile because of unexpected surgery. I'm on the mend and glad to be blogging again about compelling ethics issues. A code of ethics creates an ethical framework upon which all decisions are founded. A code should... Read more →


Developing A Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy and Investigation Procedure

Identifying the Legal and Ethical Issues of Sexual Harassment The following blog is by Emily Henry. For additional information about her please see the last paragraph of the blog. As more sexual harassment cases continue to be brought to light, this hopefully means that more people will feel safe to... Read more →


Are You ‘Surface Acting’ at Work?

Mindfulness May Be the Answer We’ve heard a lot about mindfulness but mostly in the context of our own psychological health. However, mindfulness also relates to workplace behavior and that is what I explore in this blog. Generally, mindfulness is defined as the basic human ability to be fully present,... Read more →


Does Parkinson's Law Help or Harm Workplace Performance?

The Good and the Bad I recently read a fascinating piece online by “Developing Good Habits” that explains the good and bad points of Parkinson’s Law. In case you are not familiar with it, Parkinson’s Law holds that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”... Read more →


Ensuring Income Equality in Your Business

CEOs Make 351 Times More than a Typical Worker A study by the Economic Policy Institute estimates that CEO compensation has grown 1,322% since 1978, while typical worker compensation has risen just 18%. In 2020, CEOs of the top 350 firms in the U.S. made $24.2 million, on average —... Read more →


Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Defining the Role of the Chief AI Ethics Officer I’m not a big fan of acronyms. Companies use them quite freely. It's getting crowded in the C-Suite. There’s the CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer) COO (Chief Operating Officer), CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) CAO (Chief Accounting Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer),... Read more →


Ethical Issues Surrounding Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

Can employers require employees to get vaccinated? Employers need to consider a variety of issues when contemplating mandating COVID-19 vaccinations. There are good points and not so good points. One way to evaluate the ethical issues is by applying the cost-benefit analysis approach to ethical decision making, known as utilitarianism.... Read more →


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

Health and Wellbeing at 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 achieving wellbeing... Read more →