Posts tagged "ethical behavior"

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Ethics in Your Company

To create a culture of ethics in your company can be seen аѕ аbѕtrасt аnd tоugh to mеаѕurе. It’s more thаn all thоѕе саrеfullу drafted соrроrаtе values ѕtаtеmеntѕ аnd еthiсѕ соdеѕ— practically it’ѕ thе way thingѕ work. Workplace сulturе inсludеѕ hоw еmрlоуееѕ drеѕѕ, hоw they work with customers, how they perform their job, аnd hоw they intеrасt with thеir supervisors. It bеginѕ with made ѕtаndаrdѕ оf conduct thаt are well соnсеivеd, саrеfullу сrаftеd аnd еffесtivеlу imрlеmеntеd. Be that as it may, to bе mеаningful, wе require more thаn mеrе lip ѕеrviсе tо moral qualities. Create a culture of ethicsOrgаnizаtiоnѕ with ѕtrоng moral social orders gain ground tо еnѕurе that thеir ѕtаndаrdѕ аrе extensively accessible, progressed аnd took after bу thеir lеаdеrѕ аnd еmрlоуееѕ.

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Military Ethics: Who Trains Generals on Ethical Behavior?

A General Officer and indeed all of the higher military ranks, are not only military, but political and strongly “organizational.” The sacrifice it takes to reach those ranks is amazingly difficult. It is often commonly said that in the Army a general is next to God, and while I wouldn’t go that far, they are pretty powerful people.  All the more reason that they are held to the highest standard of ethical behavior.

Military EthicsYet like the CEO or the COO of a civilian organization, a general can fall from grace with a rapid thud; make that, a big huge thud. It is usually not incompetence of the military kind that destroys a general’s career but completely screwed up ethical decisions. Such is the case with Maj. Gen. David Haight.  His ethical behavior created quite the consequence.

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Business Ethics

Ethical behavior is about having personal integrity, meaning that you are always honest and true in doing business as well in your personal life. But, some people have problems in defining ethical Business Ethicsbehavior and that can become a problem.  People define ethics in a way that suits them most or is socially acceptable.  For example: I often ask in my presentations, “How many people feel that voluntarily breaking the law is unethical?”   Most everyone raises their hand.  That is followed with this question: “How many of you have driven on the interstate highway in the past two weeks?”  Most everyone raises their hand.  Then the last question – which likely now you have guessed: “And, how many of you have voluntarily exceeded the speed limit by 5 to 10 miles per hour?”  Everyone raises their hand!  So you feel that breaking the law is unethical yet you gladly do so.  Confusing right?

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Business and Personal Ethics, business ethics and tagged , ,

Ethical Connections: Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia Charged with Hit and Run Felony

Should a company be linked to the actions of its CEO? It makes for an interesting study in ethics. In an article written by Ellen Huet for Forbes (May 14, 2014) entitled: “Nextdoor Hit-and-Run: Yet Another Tech CEO Faces Criminal Charges,” we learn about Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia: “Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia was niravcharged with one count of felony hit-and-run after he allegedly swerved dangerously into another lane and caused a woman to spin out of control and crash last August, authorities said.”

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Business and Personal Ethics, business ethics, Ethical Behavior, legal and tagged , , , ,

How Far Would A Person Go To Commit Ethical Misconduct? Ask Vice Admiral Ted Branch and Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless

There is a story unfolding about a case of ethical misconduct that will, no doubt, be very shocking to most Americans – and with good reason, however the case doesn’t surprise me one bit. I will explain “why,” in just a little bit.

Ted Branch Bruce LovelessAs the incidents in this case are alleged, it is best to comment in more general terms until all of the facts emerge. In an article written by Craig Whitlock for The Washington Post (November 11, 2013), we are introduced to two U.S. Navy admirals; Vice Admiral Ted Branch and Rear Admiral Bruce F. Loveless. Both high-ranking officers are implicated in a huge scandal involving bribery and the selling of classified military secrets.

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A Day in the Life of Ethical America: The Boston Tragedy

How do ethics tie into the recent events in Boston?  At one level many may think it a stretch, but as an ethics speaker as I look from my vantage point I see the best of ethical behavior in play – something that if often missed as we look at our daily lives in ethical America.

Ethics definitionAs with 9/11, the tragedy of what occurred in Boston will scar the American Psyche for many years to come. We will refer to it as: “The Boston Marathon Bombing” or “The Marathon Tragedy,” and people will know what we are talking about.  Undoubtedly, security will be stepped up at marathons in the future, and just another little piece of our freedoms will be removed.

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What Goes Around Comes Around

A number of years ago, I received a call at work from my wife. She was very upset, excited and intense, “Guess what I just found out!?” It really wasn’t a question. I knew she would tell me with all the fervor she could muster, without me prodding for more. “You know Dr. Jones (not his real name) down the street?” I recalled that he was a successful physician. “Sara just told Edna, who called me, that he sexually molested Sara’s daughter the other day. Can you believe that?” What Goes Around Comes Around.

What Goes Around Comes Around


Needless to say, I was shocked. So was just about everyone else in the community. We couldn’t believe it. Why would a prominent, married, father risk everything to sexually abuse this girl? It was incomprehensible and sad for all concerned.

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Business Ethics Daily Roundup – January 19, 2010 – Business Ethics Speaker Chuck Gallagher Comments

A Report from the University of Florida on Business Ethics: Don Knauss, chairman and chief executive officer of Clorox, shares his perspective regarding corporate ethical behavior and customer interactions.  “Can an organization really influence customers with the way it conducts its business?” My answer to that question, having been in this business for 28 years, is yes.


A Report from the University of Florida on Business Ethics

A Report from the University of Florida on Business Ethics

Nice to see a corporate CEO who finds the value in ethical behavior and benefit to customers.

The Role of Business Ethics in Relationships with Customers

Now who would have thunk (I know that’s not a real word), that Girl Scout Cookie sales would have anything to do with business ethics.  But, that is part of the lesson… Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills: Goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

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