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The Role of Ethical Leadership in Organizational Culture

What Are the Qualities of an Ethical, Competent Leader? When we think about ethical leadership, the first thing that comes to mind is: What is Ethics? Simply stated, ethics is about knowing what the right thing to do is in a variety of circumstances and carrying out ethical intent with... Read more →


The Importance of Empathy in the Workplace

What Does Empathy Mean For the Workplace Culture and the Pandemic? Last week I blogged about empathy in my “Ethics Sage” blog. Today I address the issue of empathy in the workplace and characteristics of those who possess the moral trait of being empathetic towards another person. First, let’s look... Read more →


Why Are Managers Paying Little Attention to the Responsible Use of AI?

Ethics and AI: The Issues Explored In a startling result, just 6% of executives said they ensure Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used ethically and responsibly by making development teams diverse. A new report from FICO and Corinium has found that many companies are deploying various forms of AI throughout their... Read more →


A Shocking Number of Employees Are Watching Sports at Work

The Ethical Issues Explored I recently read a survey about the number of employees that watch sports at work and I was startled by the results. The survey was prepared by Digital Third Coast and can be accessed by clicking on this link. I wasn’t surprised that workers who are... Read more →


Ethics When Hiring Disabled Workers

EEOC Guidelines The following is a guest blog by Jessica Chapmen. Her contact information is below. It's very important for employers to try and be inclusive in their approach when hiring employees and putting teams together, and ethical businesses in the modern era are encouraged to bring in workers from... Read more →


Should Employers Provide Incentives for Employees to Get Vaccinated?

Weighing the Harms and Benefits to Employers and Employees of Requiring Vaccination Last week I blogged about whether employers can mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees. It is legal for employers to require the vaccination as long as they conform to safety and discrimination laws as set out by the... Read more →


The Cancel Culture in the Workplace: Part II

Freedom of Expression Last week I blogged about the cancel culture in the workplace and how corporations and their employers should react when a group of workers wants to cancel an employee(ees). This week I drill down on the idea that the cancel culture portends conflicts ahead for employers that... Read more →


The Cancel Culture in the Workplace

The Thought Police in the Workplace According to Dictionary.com, “Cancel culture is the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures or companies after doing something offensive or deemed to be so by one group or another. When someone has been “canceled,” it means they cease to exist to... Read more →


There are Benefits to Giving Women Greater Access to the C-Suite

Characteristic Traits of Behavior Make Women More Moral Than Men I have previously blogged about women and the glass ceiling and how they have been lagging in C-Suite positions. Along comes a research study from the Harvard Business Review that seems to show an increase in gender diversity but raises... Read more →


Bipolar Individuals in the Workplace: Contributions and Cautions

The View from Employees with Bipolar Disorder One of the most frequently commented on blogs that I have written during my 15 years blogging are those on bipolar disorder and workplace performance. The comments run the gamut from high praise to criticism for my inability to explain bipolar correctly. I... Read more →