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Four Great Sounding Values That Can Ruin Your Business

Four Great Sounding Values That Can Ruin Your Business

I spend a lot of my time helping companies redefine what their core values are. The goal? To be able to use their values statement much more effectively to drive a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability. Perhaps not surprisingly, this process also drives better leadership, better management, and better customer service. After all, when Read more…

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

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…

Why Telling Employees To Do The Right Things Is (Usually) Useless

Why Telling Employees To Do The Right Things Is (Usually) Useless

There is an omnipresent debate in discussions of ethics, compliance, and accountability as to whether or not it is reasonable, appropriate or in any way helpful to define any of those terms as “doing the right thing”. The usual – and, I’ll say, reasonable-sounding – argument against using this definition is that it doesn’t come Read more…

Creating A Culture of Ethics, Compliance, and Accountability – One Process and Three Outcomes

Creating A Culture of Ethics, Compliance, and Accountability – One Process and Three Outcomes

Creating a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability is one process. Sure, there are three outcomes – actually even more than that* – but only one process. Easy? No. ‘Do-able’? Absolutely. So, the short answer on how? Once one has the interest in developing such a culture, two key factors are required. The first is Read more…