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Ethics Sage Interviewed for his Views on Political Ethics

Steven Mintz, aka Ethics Sage, Has Been Interviewed by Multi-Media Outlets For His Views on the Ethics of Politicians Who Say One Thing to the Public About Safe-distancing during the Pandemic But Don't Follow Their Own Advice. Steve Mintz was interviewed last week by KTVU FOX News in S.F. about... Read more →


Broken Window Theory and Organizational Culture

Building an Ethical Workplace Environment By Victoria Delgadillo, September 30, 2020 The following guest blog was written by Victoria Delgadillo, a student at Pepperdine University. The Broken Window Theory has recently been applied to enhance organizational culture in the workplace. It holds that a company should take care of the... Read more →


Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Workplace Ethics and Doing the Right Thing I have blogged before about why good people sometimes do bad things in the workplace. Otherwise ethical people make the wrong turn or are influenced by others that are ethically-challenged. Perhaps people take the easy way out and don’t stand up for what... Read more →


Why Good People Do Bad Things in the Workplace

Being Good By Doing Good Good people strive to do the right thing. They recognize that their actions have consequences. They are aware of the rights of others and act in ways that are consistent with the way they would like to be treated. This is the essence of The... Read more →


How to safely deal with workplace bullies

Data from the Workplace Bullying Institute From time to time I post guest blogs. Given the importance of workplace bullying, I have decided to post the following piece. Bullies aren’t just in the schoolyard anymore. Every day, employees across the nation are bullied and abused at work. According to the... Read more →


The Perils of Dating in the Workplace

A Cultural Divide Are we headed for a cultural conflict with respect to the acceptability of dating in the workplace? Recent revelations that McDonald’s Corporation CEO Steve Easterbrook had a consensual relationship with an employee and the board of director’s decision to terminate him raises concerns that what corporations feel... Read more →


How Should You Handle Cyberbullying in the Workplace?

Protecting Yourself Against Cyberbullies In my last blog I addressed cyberbullying of young children and teenagers. In today’s blog I look at cyberbullying of employees. This isn’t the first time I’ve addressed the problem of cyberbullying in the workplace. The problem persists and revisiting the issue now will shed additional... Read more →


The Ethics of Dating in the Workplace

Should You or Shouldn't You? The following discussion and case study is taken from my newly published book, Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior. The book is available for sale on Amazon. According to a Harris Poll conducted from November 28 to December 20, 2017, that... Read more →


Ethical Considerations of Office Politics

Playing the Game I first blogged about office politics this past February. Today’s blog repeats some of that information and adds new perspectives. Office politics affects virtually everyone in the workplace so it is important to understand the scope of behaviors and best ways to deal with the challenges of... Read more →


Ghosting in the Workplace

Dealing with Rejection Ghosting in the workplace is when a candidate abruptly disengages from the interview process without explanation. Ghosting occurs in different ways including not keeping employers informed of a decision, not showing up for the first day of work, and ghosting after accepting a job. Employers also engage... Read more →