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

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…

Two Reasons Live Ethics Training Is Essential

Two Reasons Live Ethics Training Is Essential

There are many reasons why it’s helpful to have a live component to ethics training. It’s more personable, employees are likely to feel more connected to the subject matter when it’s interactive, etc. However, there are also two reasons why it is more than simply a good idea. In fact, I believe that these two Read more…

Isn’t It Too Late For Ethics Training?

Isn’t It Too Late For Ethics Training?

I am constantly amazed and alarmed by how often I am asked if ethics training is really worthwhile. The argument I hear most often is that ethics are something we ought to have learned at home or in church or in school when we were all younger and, if the job hasn't been done by Read more…

Want Better Government Ethics? Then Pay Less Attention To Them!

Want Better Government Ethics? Then Pay Less Attention To Them!

Several readers of my monthly Municipal Ethics Tips and Trends newsletter suggested that part of this month's edition might have broader implications than just to local governments. Could well be. With that hope, here is a slightly adapted version: Improve government ethics by paying less attention to them? Really? Well, kinda, yeah.   As I Read more…

When Is Ethics Training Not Really Ethics Training?

When Is Ethics Training Not Really Ethics Training?

I just posted a similar version of this over at my Municipal Ethics News and Views blog last night and realized that it really belongs on here as well. Readers of this blog won't be surprised by these comments but I guess I never get tired of talking about this issue… When is ethics training Read more…