Empathy to Ethics: Where Heart Meets Business

A Key to Emotional Intelligence From time to time I post guest blogs when they contribute to the dialogue about ethics in the workplace. Today's guest blog is by Charlie Fletcher. Here is a link to her online portfolio: Stories by Charlie Fletcher : Contently. This blog was first issued... Read more →


The Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Care for Employees

The Importance of Supporting Employees in the Workplace From time to time I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. This blog was first posted in October but got caught off so I am reposting it.... 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 →


Three ways to foster a positive and healthy workplace environment

Developing a Wellness Culture in the Workplace The following blog posting is from an article by Elizabeth Fletcher. You can read biographical information about her below. Most of us spend a huge amount of time at work over our lifetimes. Whilst it can feel like the main part of your... Read more →


Ways Businesses Can Humanize the Digital Experience for Employees and Customers

Soft Skills in the Workplace in a Digital World From time to time I post a guest blog when it contains important information. Today's blog is by Charlie Fletcher. Charlie has been a frequent contributor to this blog. You can contact her at: charliefletcher365@gmail.com. Our work lives are becoming more... 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 →


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 →