Are You a Victim of Gaslighting in the Workplace?

How to Deal With Gaslighting Through Your Own Actions I have previously blogged about gaslighting in personal relationships. A good resource for you to look at if you believe you are a victim of it has been posted by psycom.net. Today, I address the issue of gaslighting in the workplace,... Read more →


SEC Investigation of Auditors Driven by Conflicts of Interest and a Lack of Independence

Is the SEC the Cause of the Problem? I have blogged before about the problems the Big Four accounting firms are having with respect to conflicts of interests and independence impairments. These concerns have moved the SEC to launch a probe into how firms manage conflicts of interest caused by... Read more →


Campaign Advice for People with Disabilities

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Education and employment opportunities for disabled people have improved over time, particularly after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. But roughly 80% of people with disabilities are still unemployed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and discrimination and... Read more →


Advice on Whether to Accept That Job Offer  

Go Where You Are Wanted If you are like me, there have been occasions in your work-life where you either felt squeamish about accepting a new job because of concerns about the potential employer or wanted to leave a job because you had doubts about the employer. For me, the... Read more →


Do Auditors Adequately Assess Audit Quality?

Measurement of Audit Quality is the Key This blog is a continuation of one I posted earlier today and follows up on a blog posted a couple of weeks ago. The question of whether audits provide useful information and protect investors has been discussed for many years. It is an... Read more →


Can Employees Be Fired for Using Social Media at Work?

Rules of the Road The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects us from the government interfering with our speech – meaning we can typically express opinions (even if they are offensive) without being arrested or charged with a crime. But that does not mean you can say whatever you... Read more →


Government Executives Must Be Held to High Workplace Ethics Standards

Respect for Others Creates a Civil Workplace Last week I was interviewed by Naomi Lin, a Washington Examiner reporter, about the ethics surrounding inappropriate behavior and comments in the workplace of government executives in the Biden administration. First, let me say that these kinds of things go on in all... Read more →


2020 PCAOB Inspections of US Affiliate of Global Networks

2020 Inspection Cycle Report Synopses Last week I blogged about the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and whether it has been living up to its mandate to protect the public interest. I also addressed PCAOB inspection reports and the deficiencies identified by the board. These are discussed next. Deficiencies... Read more →


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. You’ve probably heard about empathy... Read more →


The Importance of Compassion in the Workplace

Compassion is the Key to Building Wellness in an Organization I have previously blogged about empathy in the workplace, discussing why it’s so important for creating an ethical organization environment. In today’s blog I will address the importance of compassion in the workplace and why it, too, is important to... Read more →