Ethics Commentary

Can An Old Dog Learn New Ethics Tricks? (And Are You Working With The Right Dog?)

Well, it happened again. A couple of weeks ago, during a break in a three-hour ethics program, a gentleman told me, “You know, all this is well and good but I think that if you haven’t learned ethics around the dining room table as a kid or from your kindergarten or Sunday school teachers, there’s Read more…

Three Reasons Having An Ethics/Compliance Officer Can Be A Truly Bad Idea

Ethics and compliance are obviously deeply intertwined so it makes complete conceptual sense to have an ethics/compliance officer. One stop shopping. Instant and automatic integration between ethics and compliance. It’s really pretty much of a conceptual slam-dunk no-brainer part of the path to integrity and accountability. Some things, however, are far better in theory than Read more…

Six Reasons Your Company Should Pay Less Attention To The Rules

Sure, everybody in your organization needs to know the rules but if you think that’s going to be enough to hold anyone accountable, I’d think again. So, maybe my point has less to do with a need to pay less attention to the rules and, instead, a need to pay a whole lot more attention Read more…

“Your Life Unlimited” Goes Ethics & Accountability – CJOB.com Interview

I don’t often have the chance to work with personal development programs but here is an interview I did last week with Stephanie Staples on her weekly “Your Life Unlimited” radio show on Winnipeg’s CJOB.com. Stephanie is a health and wellness speaker/coach and we got to take some time to compare and contrast how people Read more…

How Does ‘An Ethics Guy’ Become a ‘Customer Trust Guy’?

Many of you know me as someone with a long history of writing, speaking, and consulting on ethics in the workplace and so I get a lot of questions about how that qualifies me to also write, speak, and consult on creating and maintaining customer trust. The answer is really quite simple; my corner of Read more…