Ethics and Values

250,000 Reasons To Up Your Ethics, Compliance and Accountability Game

“We’re just not that kind of company.” I hear it all the time. “That would never happen here.” “We don’t have those kinds of people.” What is the question to which those are the all-too-frequent answers? “Are there really any significant bottom-line risks faced by a lack of attention to ethics, compliance, and accountability?” What Read more…

Three Reasons You’re Accountable For Your Employees’ Accountability

Since my business is helping organizations create and maintain cultures of ethics, compliance, and accountability, it’s no surprise that I spend a lot of time in front of managers and executives, as well as leaders-in-training. One of the concerns/complaints I hear time and time again is, “I just can’t get my employees to do what Read more…

Three Ways To Know If Those “Core Values” of Yours Are Really Your Core Values

If you’re like most people, you will assure me that you (or your company) live and work – all day and every day – based on your core values. In fact, you’re likely to tell me that doing so is is the very foundation of your and your organization’s culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability. Read more…

Two Reasons I’ll Bet Your Values Statement Stinks (And Why That Matters So Very Much)

Simply put, in creating a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability, there may be no better single tool than a well-written, well-implemented values statement. Written and implemented correctly – and it needs to be both – your values statement will allow each and every one of your employees to immediately evaluate the appropriateness of their Read more…

Interview By Thomas Fox Posted on FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report

There aren’t many folks out there who write consistently well about compliance issues and, on that short list, Thomas Fox is one of my favorites.  He covers everything from the high level strategic issues to front-line tactical matters – as well as everything in-between – in a way that is simultaneously engaging, informative, and practical. Read more…