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WHY GEN Z IS LEAST LIKELY TO REPORT WORKPLACE MISCONDUCT

THE IMPORTANCE OF WHISTLEBLOWING POLICIES In a recent study by Ethisphere it was stated that younger workers are more willing to report workplace misbehavior than workers from other generations, yet they are less likely to report it. The reason given is that they lack the confidence in their employer’s anti-retaliation... Read more →


Ethical Obligations and Decision Making in Accounting: Text & Cases, 6th edition

Book Review I want to share with my readers a review of my accounting ethics textbook that was just published in The CPA Journal. I am proud to say the review highly recommends the book. This is the sixth edition of my book that spans more than twenty years of... Read more →


Professionalism in the Workplace

What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? I have taught ethics to college students in business and accounting for almost 30 years. I have used a character-based ethic to encourage students to be the best version of themselves. It works for the most part. However, the missing link is... Read more →


Empathy + Compassion = Ethical Leadership: Here’s Why

Building an Ethical Workplace Culture Leaders should be empathetic and compassionate to set an ethical tone at the top. Absent these characteristic traits of behavior, it would be difficult for leaders to get employees to follow and commit to the goals of an organization. After all, who would voluntarily choose... Read more →


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 →


Turmoil at the PCAOB: Has the PCAOB Lived Up to its Mandate?

Protecting the Public Interest I recently participated in the Ethics Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association. A colleague of mine, Sri Ramamoorti from the University of Dayton, had very important comments about the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB),that regulates audits and auditors. In other words,... 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 →


Importance of Being an Ethical Leader

Walking the Talk of Ethics Ethical leadership in business is more important today than ever before. Businesses must cope with delays in the supply chain, rising interest rates, growing inflation, and the remnants of Covid which, in some cases, has led to a demand by employees for more remote work... Read more →


Why Ethics Codes Are Important

What Should Be Included in Your Code of Ethics? I have previously blogged about the importance of establishing an ethical culture in an organization to support the code of ethics. A code is meaningless unless top management models ethical behavior in every action and decision made. Purpose of a Code... Read more →