Ethics Culture

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…

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…

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…