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Business Ethics: The Law of Corporate Karma

According to the shamanic traditions, the great mystery of being is that all things are alive and have a level of intelligence. This is because all things are a part of the Great Spirit. However, all things also function individually, in thought and action. It is in these individual actions that karma is born. Karmic laws also state that all karma, both good and bad, must also return home...return to sender!

Ethics in Business...A Lost Art

While watching Face the Nation one Sunday earlier this year, Bob Schiffer discussed the airline industry, his mother and ethics in business. Like Bob, I think it is a sad commentary today, that we have to police businesses. Whatever happened to going into business to provide a needed service, being loyal to employees, and keeping promises.

Ethics in Business - Please Have Some

Is your business ethical?

Top 10 Principles for Positive Business Ethics

This morning, I read about a company using on-line auctions to defraud customers. Last week, I consulted on an ethics complaint where a business coach betrayed a client?s confidentiality. And, recently a Physician was convicted of insider trading based on information from a patient, a violation of both business ethics and her professional ethics.

How To Build A Business Ethics Program

Recent corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business ethics and legal compliance. Yet a recent National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) survey of 280 corporate CEOs and directors found that "only one of three directors felt that they were highly effective in ensuring legal compliance".

Ethics In The Workplace

Workplace Ethics is a subject that we have all heard of. In fact, the subject of Ethics in general is something that most people are familiar with. And, what is commonly understood about ethics is there are ethics and then there are workplace ethics. What most people don?t realize, however, is that there is no such thing as workplace ethics; ethics are the same, (or, should be) whether in the workplace or in personal life.

Do Organizations Serve Us Or Do We Serve Organizations

We have seen an erosion in the confidence that society has in organizational leadership and its integrity recently with the numerous accounting scandals that have become public.Clearly this has led to the demise of several large organizations. In performance terms it is obvious that erosion of leadership integrity is not good for business.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Shifting Culture and Climate in Todays Corporate World

This articles relates to the AlphaMeasure core competency Culture and Climate. AlphaMeasure defines climate as the effect an organization has on the employees, while culture refers more to the acceptable behaviors, attitudes, and habits of the organization as a whole. Knowing and understanding workplace culture and climate leads to a better understanding of what factors are influencing employees. In relation, the level of service your customers receive is almost always influenced by the culture and climate of your organization. This competency can be especially insightful if your organization is experiencing customer service related issues or problems working together internally.

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron

An oxymoron: the juxtaposition of contradictory words or concepts. That is what we have with the term "Business Ethics". The very contradiction that is inherent in this latter phrase is an indication of the challenge that individuals who work for organizations face as we all approach the resource limits of this planet.

Laws and Ethics?. Who?s Kidding Who?

Years ago I read an article by a renowned psychologist wherein he wrote his studies found one percent of all human beings would never lie, cheat or steal. One percent would always lie, cheat or steal and given the right set of circumstances, the rest of us would likely lie, cheat and/or steal.

Enron?s Ultimate Victim: Ethics

FROM the 'MORAL HIGH GROUND', where we imagine ourselves, the Enron fiasco should have come as no surprise. Enron is simply a quintessential example of the degradation of principles such as trust, loyalty and ethical standards.

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Work Ethics and the Customer

This article relates to the Ethics in the Workplace competency, commonly evaluated in employee surveys. It gives examples of how employees and customers consider ethical behavior and sound values an integral part of your organization. This competency covers a variety of topics like customer treatment, employee professionalism, and expected/acceptable organizational behaviors. At a high level, this competency will investigate the standards by which your employees treat your customers, co-workers, and the organization itself.

Business Ethics

There is much talk today about ethics in business - as there should be, but there should be more than talk; there should be a high moral code for all executives who are responsible to both their customers and their shareholders.

Work Ethics ? A Paradigm Shift

Work ethics is a hot topic in today?s business and educational worlds. Yet, how do we define this hybrid phrase with the word work meaning more than a specific outcome and the word ethics being more than the values that enhance that outcome?

Business Ethics: How The Sales Function Can Transmit Company Values

I recently got a "thank-you" call from a man who read my new e-book Buying Facilitation.

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Kansas City Star

Ethics complaint accuses Missouri Senate leader's ally of unregistered lobbying
Kansas City Star
A complaint filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission alleges an adviser to a prominent Republican donor at the center of pay-to-play allegations violated state law by never registering as a lobbyist. The complaint asks the Missouri Ethics ...

Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee Includes Ethics Commission On 2017 Work Plan
Los Alamos Daily Post
New Mexico Ethics Watch has announced that the Interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee has included the statewide Ethics Commission on the committee's work plan for the 2017 interim. β€œThe ethics commission is one of the most important pieces ...

Inside Higher Ed

Ethically Dubious, Whatever the Jury Says
Inside Higher Ed
If the two had forged a romantic connection, that's not illegal, but it certainly breaches ethical lines that an institution's governing board must preserve, experts and advocacy groups say. Temple has stood by Cosby, noting the lack of legal finding ...

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The Hill

WSJ fires reporter over ethics violation
The Hill
The Wall Street Journal has fired one of its top reporters after an Associated Press investigation revealed he had engaged in questionable business arrangements with a source. Jay Solomon, the paper's chief foreign correspondent, was let go after the ...
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ALSDE hires legal counsel amid ethics investigation
Alabama State Department of Education board members voted Friday to hire Means-Gillis law firm as outside counsel. This vote follows the release of a report on the ethics investigation involving former superintendent finalist Craig Pouncey. The report ...

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Allentown Morning Call

Morganelli advises against Bethlehem forming ethics board
Allentown Morning Call
Some of the government ethics measures being proposed by two members of Bethlehem City Council are close to duplicating legal mechanisms already in place by the state Ethics Commission. That was part of the conclusion reached by Northampton ...

Kane County Chronicle

Geneva seeks to dismiss Simonian court filing on ethics complaint
Kane County Chronicle
GENEVA – An ethics complaint filed against Mayor Kevin Burns during the recent election campaign has taken on new life in continued court filings, records show. Former Fifth Ward Alderman Tom Simonian had alleged a city firefighter performed campaign ...

New York Times

A Yoga Code of Ethics?
New York Times
I fully support any effective way to prevent the vulnerable among us from being sexually abused. In every example Ms. Herrington described, there were countless other students and teachers who failed to report the abuse to law enforcement. Teachers and ...

Burns faced ethics probe in 2012
Kane County Chronicle
GENEVA – When Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns ran for Kane County Board chairman in 2012, he used a city email account and mayoral cellphone number in his campaign. At that time, officials determined that the ethics probe would go no further unless ...

Letter: Ethics too often takes back seat to profit
Oroville Mercury Register
That is until the quest for profit is overcome by naked greed. Gustafson rightly says that business derives profit from identifying customers' needs and desires, then meeting them. All true, except when ethics takes a back seat to profit. Take a ...

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