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|Eugene Soltes for The Atlantic:
Two leading executive headhunters once wrote a book called Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders that celebrated 50 titans of industry. Readers were encouraged “to learn from and pattern themselves” after the leadership qualities displayed by these executives. Read more
|Chris Doxey for AccountingWeb:
It’s not easy to embed business ethics throughout an organization, because it’s not always easy to define the “right thing to do” – especially when different people define “right and wrong” in different ways. Read more
|Mark Putnam for Global Ethics Solutions:
The world of business ethics often seems so dominated by legalities, protocols, and rules that we forget what business ethics is all about: ensuring that people make honest choices at work. It’s about individuals like you who rely on your conscience and character to make honest choices on the job. Read more
|From Jeff Kaplan of the Conflict of Interest Blog:
The late Nobel Laureate in physics Isidor I. Rabi once said: ”My mother made me a scientist without ever intending it. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: ‘So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. She always asked me a different question. ‘Izzy,’ she would say, ‘did you ask a good question today?’ Read more
|From David De Cremer of Harvard Business Review:
Trust and openness are crucial elements of an ethical organizational culture. Only when employees are able to voice the problems they see can ethical lapses be discussed and resolved. A first step in building this kind of culture involves a hiring approach in which companies actively seek those individuals inclined to speak up when ethical challenges surface. Read more
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