Christopher Bauer’s Trust Foundry Blog

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…

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…