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What Bernie Sanders Knows About Leadership, Ethics and Compliance (But Forgot To Mention)

What Bernie Sanders Knows About Leadership, Ethics and Compliance (But Forgot To Mention)

Regardless of what you think of this year’s crop of U.S. presidential candidates – and please, please, please know this isn’t a political post – the campaign has already been an interesting romp through the entire range of the ethics of fair and reasonable campaigning. I’ll save any critique of all that for another day, Read more…

What Have We Actually Learned From The Volkswagen Scandal?

What Have We Actually Learned From The Volkswagen Scandal?

There is no question that the recent discovery of Volkswagen’s widespread and sustained subversion of accurate emissions testing on their diesel cars qualifies it in spades as the ‘scandal du jour’. Since the scandal’s disclosure, I have been honored to have been asked repeatedly to weigh in with my thoughts about it but have been Read more…

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…

Ethics & Values Culture Development: What’s Your Plan?

Ethics & Values Culture Development: What’s Your Plan?

I speak all the time with executives and managers who tell me about their wish to develop a culture of ethics and values as well as the depth of their frustration in trying to do so. Far too many tell me that it just never seems to work for them. Generalizations are always a slippery slope Read more…