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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 →


Is the PCAOB Obsolete?

Defective Audits Are Not Being Adequately Dealt With The SEC removed William Duhnke as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the U.S. audit watchdog, on June 4, 2021. This raises serious questions about the relevance of the PCAOB today and whether it has been operating as intended.... 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 →


Free Market Capitalism at Work and the Cancel Culture

Examples of Organizations and CEOs Canceled for Their Words and Actions I have previously blogged about a variety of issues related to the cancel culture including its characteristics, harms and benefits, relationship to being woke and other topics. In today’s blog I examine how the cancel culture has affected the... Read more →


Covid-19 Shot Can Be a Requirement to Reenter the Workplace

Considerations in Mandating Covid-19 Vaccination Can an employer mandate a Covid-19 vaccination of employees to return to work? There is no federal law specifically addressing that issue. The matter remains up to private businesses, state, or other local laws. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. employers could require all... 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 →