Six Reasons to Give

If you run a business, you undoubtedly feel many pressures on your time and money. Why would you want to add "giving to the community" to your "to do" list? Here are six reasons .....1. It feels good. Making contributions to the community is personally rewarding. Our values are important... Read More

Minding Your Global Manners

To say that today's business environment is becoming increasingly more global is to state the obvious. Meetings, phone calls and conferences are held all over the world and attendees can come from any point on the globe. On any given business day you can find yourself dealing face-to-face, over the... Read More

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... Read More

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?When we say we are going to work,... Read More

Dont Hate Them Because Theyre Beautiful

Tonight I'm going out with two extremely impressive ladies who I am introducing to one another. They are both GORGEOUS, in their mid 20s and both incredibly intelligent. One is divorced with kids and is probably one of the most flawless and incredibly beautiful women I've ever met, the other... Read More

The Three Schools of Business Ethics

G. Richard Shell, author of Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People, identifies three primary schools of ethics in negotiation. To me, they are equally valuable in examining ethics in the context of business in general.1. The Poker School - "It's a Game"To poker players, business is a game... Read More

What is a Ponzi Scheme?

This is for those who don't believe me when I talk about the dangers of "mystery money" schemes.The terms "pyramid scheme" and "Ponzi scheme" are used almost interchangeably. However, the scheme for which Charles Ponzi is most remembered was not a pyramid.If you aren't aware of the story of Ponzi,... Read More

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... Read More

How To Detect Liars In Your Business & Personal Life

We live in a world full of lies and deception. Most of us (or all of us?) lied or were forced to do so, in a small or larger scale, because of some circumstances. Unfortunately, some individuals use to prevaricate or lie deliberately. They use to do it frequently in... Read More

Are You Selling Out Your Integrity?

Integrity in business is a quality that is highly under-rated by executives these days. Many executives are so "pushed and pulled" by a not so hidden force called the "profit motive" that they often find themselves compromising something that without which they could lose all credibility and trust from those... Read More

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Top 10 Principles for Positive Business Ethics

This morning, I read about a company using on-line auctions... Read More

Conflict: Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

I got yelled at tonight. Not the type of yelling... Read More

The Collapse of Enron: Managerial Aspects

Executive summaryIts revenues made up US $139($184) billion, assets equaled... Read More

Vice of Buggery at FTC

At the Federal Trade Commission we have seen attorneys who... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Work Ethics and the Customer

This article relates to the Ethics in the Workplace competency,... Read More

The Armaments Industry and Holy (?) Roman Emperors

"The time for fixing every essential right on a legal... Read More

Private Carrier Pepsi Embraces Diversity Amongst Employees

Many companies claim to be committed to diversity, but private... Read More

Ethics? How To Take the Measure Business

When asked to write a small piece pertaining to ethics... Read More

How To Build A Business Ethics Program

Recent corporate financial scandals have highlighted the importance of business... Read More

Selling Truth as a Differentiator

The last few years have been a period of heightened... Read More

The Three Schools of Business Ethics

G. Richard Shell, author of Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies... Read More

Brain Development and Due Process

DUE PROCESSAfricans, especially Nigerians are stereotyped on the internet and... Read More

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron?

Why do I believe good PR and business ethics are... Read More

Is Your Management Style Lead By Intimidation?

So many women make the mistake of thinking that they... Read More

Business Ethics: How The Sales Function Can Transmit Company Values

I recently got a "thank-you" call from a man who... Read More

Business Ethics: An Oxymoron

An oxymoron: the juxtaposition of contradictory words or concepts. That... Read More

Financial Projections in Business Plans

One of the most difficult sections to write in a... Read More

Better Business Boundaries

To get a new client, we might be inclined to... Read More

The Views of Karl Marx VS Max Weber

Compare and contrast the views of Karl Marx and Max... Read More

Work Ethics ? A Paradigm Shift

Work ethics is a hot topic in today's business and... Read More

How To Detect Liars In Your Business & Personal Life

We live in a world full of lies and deception.... Read More

Enron?s Ultimate Victim: Ethics

FROM the 'MORAL HIGH GROUND', where we imagine ourselves, the... Read More

Laws and Ethics?. Who?s Kidding Who?

Years ago I read an article by a renowned psychologist... Read More

Business Ethics: Functional Choices

Years of experience have taught me there is no such... Read More

Mind Your Own Damn Business Sexcess

You have certainly heard the expression "mind your own damn... Read More

Ethics in Business - Please Have Some

Is your business ethical?What I mean is "Does your business... Read More

Dont Hate Them Because Theyre Beautiful

Tonight I'm going out with two extremely impressive ladies who... Read More

Ethics In The Workplace

Workplace Ethics is a subject that we have all heard... Read More

The Everyday Business Ethics Crisis Or Im Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take it Anymore

Breaking news may feature the Enron debacle, WorldCom activities, or... Read More

Business Ethics: The Law of Corporate Karma

According to the shamanic traditions, the great mystery of being... Read More

Tales from the Corporate Frontlines: Diversity And Success, In The Workplace

This article relates to the Diversity in the Workplace Competency,... Read More

No Credit is Due: Bad Telemarketing

Just a few minutes ago I was debating what to... Read More

Is Good Neighborliness Good Business?

[Note: This story is not a criticism of Buddhism. It... Read More