I prepared a condensed summary of business ethics issues and strategies to a class at Xavier University. If you’re interested, you can find the slides here.
by Robert Reiss for Forbes.com Remember Gordon Gecko from the movie Wall Street? Little did we know then how closely life could imitate art when the likes of Enron, Bernie Madoff and a worldwide financial crisis lambasted the world’s economy a few years ago. But it also vaulted companies like the Ethisphere Institute,
What good is a bad experience if you don’t learn from it? Wells Fargo had been my bank for some time. So when I began to read about the pervasive corruption of its culture in late 2016, I was troubled. But I hadn’t seen any misconduct in my dealings and I liked the people I was working with so …
“Trust is like a strong tower built stone by stone. But no matter how tall it is, and how strong it appears, it will collapse when stones are removed from the base by lies and deception.” – Michael Josephson
“Pressure is no excuse for cheating, but it i frequent cause. Responsible management needs to take into account the propensity of employees to tell them what they want to hear.
Take a look around. Business, education, politics. If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of, it’s good leaders —men and women who have the vision and the ability to change things for the better.
“Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today” – Stewart B. Johnson
“Be firm, but not rigid. Be honest, but not unkind. Expect improvement, but not perfection.
– Legal versus Ethical, Permissible versus Proper — There’s a big difference between what you have right to do and what is right to do. – Does the concept of business ethics justify or
YOUR BUSINESS CODE OF ETHICS: RIGHT AND WRONG VS. LEGAL OR NOT? BY MARK SCHNEIDER 5 sept, 2016 “You will never be as rich as I am. You conduct business based on what’s right and wrong, and I do business based on what’s legal or not” — Two Unnamed Business Partners Note: To stay out of a witness protection program (a …